Deputy President David Mabuza says government is looking at repurposing up to 7 of Eskom’s power plants, to ensure a more reliable electricity supply to the national grid.

Mabuza was answering questions in Parliament yesterday and said the bouts of loadshedding the country experiences have had a severe negative impact on the economy.

Mabuza says there is also currently a greater drive to incorporate renewable-energy sources into South Africa’s energy mix.

Watch Mabuza’s full address here.

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The City of Cape Town’s Directorate of Energy has urged residents to report incidences of vandalism of electricity infrastructure.

Mayoral committee member, Beverley van Reenen says authorities have seen a spike in vandalism of infrastructure in the Paarden Eiland area in recent months, impacting the reliability and security of the electricity supply to residents.

Van Reenen says repairs cost the Municipality millions of Rand each year.

Read more here.

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