- President Cyril Ramaphosa has to fight another court case with Minister Gwede Mantashe centred around South Africa's energy planning
- Two Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) want Ramaphosa to make section 6 of the National Energy Act operational
- SA citizens reacted on social media about the new court battle and many predicted that Ramaphosa will win
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The South African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (SAFCEI) and the Green Connection are demanding that Ramaphosa and Mantashe move ahead with legislation that will address the energy crisis.
Vincent Mangwenya, the spokesperson of the presidency said the legal team would look at the court papers once the office receives the notice of application.
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It is reported that Ramaphosa and Mantashe have 15 days to explain why section 6 of the energy act has not been implemented.
The NPOs issued a joint statement saying that Parliament passed section 6 in 2008 and since then energy planning has been rolled out outside the parameters of the law.
"The purpose of the Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) developed under Section 6 of the Act, is to integrate economic, environmental, political, and social interests and set the context in which energy-related decisions should be made."
Comments from SA citizens on social media
Jet Mahlangu asked:
"What about that old heartless pensioner called Pravin Gordon."
Mzukisi Qholosha mentioned:
"People will soon learn the hard way the extent at which Ramacorrupt has captured the judiciary. These NGO's won't succeed."
"I support this over going around torching municipal offices and looting shops."
"We already know, Ramaphosa is untouchable. They won't win that case."
Monih Ntombela asked:
"What about Pravin?"
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s National Energy Crisis Committee expected to meet to end loadshedding
Committee members are expected to meet on Wednesday, 18 January. The meeting comes as the country continues to battle with one of the longest stretches of ongoing power cuts. '
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