During his recent visit to the Lethabo Power Station in the Free State, Minister of Electricity of the Republic of South Africa, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, said that authorities were working towards resolving the country’s energy crisis. He stated that effective solutions were being developed to resolve the long-standing load-shedding issue, which has been a significant problem for the country’s economy.
Ramokgopa emphasized that South Africa’s GDP contraction as a result of load-shedding stood at 2.1 percentage points. “We got statistics just the other day that the South African economy has contracted 1.3 percent on the back of load-shedding,” he stressed. He added that load-shedding would be resolved by getting the units back online and improving their operational efficiency.
Load-shedding, which is the controlled shutdown of power to certain areas, has been a major issue in South Africa for years, causing significant disruptions to daily life and economic activities. The government has been working on various solutions to address the problem, including increasing investment in renewable energy and improving the country’s electricity infrastructure.
The energy crisis in South Africa has been a significant challenge for the country’s economy and has had a negative impact on businesses and households. The government’s efforts to address the issue are critical for ensuring a stable and reliable energy supply for the country’s citizens and businesses.