Bizarrely, there’s no sense of urgency around South Africa’s power shortages. We need new power investments yet government’s economic paper to Nedlac last week waffled on about nuclear (which takes 10 yrs to plan & build). Power is biggest constraint for SA’s economic recovery https://t.co/RbpOX9omXU
— Anton Eberhard (@AntonEberhard) August 16, 2020
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