Government won’t be declaring a national state of disaster to respond to South Africa’s electricity crisis.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan made the utterance in response to the DA’s Ghaleb Cachalia in Parliament.
Gordhan says it’s not necessary to declare a national state of disaster to help Eskom, and that Cachalia should distinguish between a state of disaster and a power system emergency.
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This, as Eskom has enforced stage 2 load shedding until Monday at 5am.
Gordhan adds that since March 2018, government and the power utility’s board and management have been working to restore good governance, operational stability and financial sustainability at Eskom.