In fact, he said, it is Eskom's buy-back programme which has been keeping the lights on - inflicting "serious and unrecoverable loses to SA's economy which will impact far into the future."
Kuni said that the new requirement for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to get ministerial permission in order to obtain a production license is "vague and probably unconstitutional and IPPs have to spend hundreds of thousands of rands in development before they can even apply for this discretionary ministerial permission." ESI-Africa.com
reports that Kuni warned that, unless the crisis is acknowledged and resolved urgently, "then all talk of growth and (job creation) is superfluous because without power the economy cannot grow."
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