JONATHAN JANSEN | Schools exempt from blackouts? Do we live in the same reality?

The court’s order that government must ensure uninterrupted power supply to schools is a head-scratcher

10 May 2023 - 21:02

It was one of the strangest court decisions touching education. The North Gauteng High Court ruled that schools and other public facilities (clinics, police stations and so on) be exempted from load-shedding and that government should take “reasonable steps” to ensure an uninterrupted supply of electricity “within 60 days”. You do not have to be a legal expert or an energy specialist or an education guru to know this kind of ruling is pretty meaningless given the situation we’re in...

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