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South Africa’s president to skip WEF to deal with crippling power cuts at home

South Africa's president to skip WEF to deal with crippling power cuts at home

South African Head of state Cyril Ramaphosa will no longer go to the World Economic Online Forum (WEF) in Davos as a result of the continuous power dilemma in the nation, his spokesman stated on Sunday.

Power cuts have intensified given that Tuesday when having a hard time state energy Eskom claimed it would certainly execute its worst-ever outages till more notification.

The power cuts are a major source of public aggravation with the regulating African National Congress (ANC) and also a brake on economic growth in Africa’s most developed country.

“Currently the Head of state is convening a meeting with leaders of political celebrations stood for in parliament, NECCOM (National Energy Crisis Committee) as well as the Eskom board,” Vincent Magwenya, governmental representative said.

He added that additional briefing sessions with vital stakeholders will occur during this coming week.

The beleaguered utility supplies the substantial majority of South Africa’s power, depending primarily on an ageing fleet of coal-fired power plant that are unreliable and also prone to mistakes.

Last Updated:  16 January 2023

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