- President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the country's ongoing woes with Eskom and loadshedding in his weekly newsletter
- He said the government and utility's management need to act boldly to make loadshedding a thing of the past
- However, the president has made similar promises to end loadshedding several times before throughout the years
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JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has once again made promises to end the country’s continuous battle with loadshedding. In his weekly newsletter, he said the government and utility's management need to act boldly to make loadshedding a thing of the past.
The president said that while rolling blackouts appear to worsen, the reality is that the government has taken several important actions to address the shortfall in electricity supply. He said measures taken would secure the supply of reliable and affordable electricity into the future.
Ramaphosa added that the government has been looking into additional measures to bring the goal closer. According to Business Insider South Africa, the president has a long list of “loadshedding promises” that dates back to 2015. In 2019, Ramaphosa said Eskom’s technicians were working around the clock to fix the utility’s breakdowns.
He also said that there was nothing more urgent than restoring the country’s power. Earlier that year, Ramaphosa said that citizens deserve not to be plunged into darkness without warning.
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Ramaphosa said Eskom had made land available next to existing power stations for private investment in renewable energy projects. According to TimesLIVE, the president said design modifications were made to improve the performance of Medupi units 1, 2 and 3.
South Africans have had it with Eskom and loadshedding:
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“We are tired of Eskom. Be it that they bring an end to load shedding or not. It would be wise of ministers to find an alternative source of energy for good. Eskom has wasted plenty of the country’s money.”
“How are they trying their best when it’s getting worse by the day.”
“Eskom still blaming the strike for loadshedding, despite the fact that there was already loadshedding even before the said strike.”
“We don’t care, get rid of all of them we want loadshedding to stop.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africans should not be experiencing loadshedding
In a related matter, Briefly News also reported President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent weekly newsletter looked into the frustrations South Africans are feeling due to ongoing rolling blackouts. In the past few weeks, Eskom has been implementing varying stages of loadshedding across the country and South Africans are tired of always being in the dark.
The president wrote that Mzansi citizens have every right to be angry about loadshedding ongoing loadshedding and added that a country like South Africa has no reason to experience rolling blackouts, reports News24.
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