President Cyril Ramaphosa says there must be urgent and decisive action to tackle loadshedding.
Ramaphosa on Wednesday officiated the opening of the first Black Industrialists and Exporters Conference at the Sandton International Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
He says he has already instructed the relevant departments and entities to put together measures to add additional capacity to the country’s power network, as soon as possible.
Ramaphosa says a complete reform of the energy landscape is needed to help businesses do business, without worrying about loadshedding negatively affecting their profit margins.
Read the president’s full statement here.
- Mayor Geordin-Hill Lewis says the City’s drive to obtain more electricity from IPPs is at an advanced stage.
- Ramaphosa: South Africans are right to feel frustrated and angry after more than a decade of electricity shortages.
Working together, we can grow this economy, create jobs and ensure that no-one is left behind. It is my pleasure to declare this inaugural Black Industrialists Conference open, and wish you fruitful deliberations.https://t.co/VPJQL225pl
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 (@CyrilRamaphosa) July 20, 2022