It's time to uproot our archaic energy and mining regime

19 September 2021 - 00:00 By Sarah Robyn Farrell, Mametlwe Sebei, Cleopatra Shezi and Alex Lenferna

In the past couple of years, SA has lived through some of its worst load-shedding. The estimated economic cost has been in the hundreds of billions of rands, and we will have to face more years of it, due to government inaction to resolve the crisis.

In addition to anger levelled at Eskom, growing outrage has been building against minister Gwede Mantashe's department of mineral resources & energy (DMRE), which has time and time again blocked new renewable energy projects that would most quickly resolve our load-shedding crisis...

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