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Eskom Appeals For Power Saving

Eskom appeals for power saving as system ‘severely constrained’ JOHANNESBURG – Eskom said that its power generation system was severely constrained and it was appealing to customers to use electricity sparingly. Two of the utility’s generation units tripped and went offline at the Medupi and Thuthuka power stations on Tuesday night. Eskom said that its technicians were …

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New tax increases necessary

New tax increases necessary to deal with South Africa’s debt: Mboweni While South Africa has a number of strengths which will help it get through turbulent times, its greatest weakness remains its high level of debt, says finance minister Tito Mboweni. In his supplementary budget speech on Wednesday (26 June), Mboweni said that the country has accumulated …

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Govt should have considered social impact

Madonsela also recommends government perform a risk assessment on the impact of laws or policies on society before making them official. Professor Thuli Madonsela, as part of the Social Justice and Covid-19 Policy and Relief Monitoring Alliance (SCOPRA), has highlighted shortfalls in the implementation of the Disaster Management Act (DMA) during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the …

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