PODCAST: The solution to load shedding lies at the 2024 ballot box, says Tshepo Kgadima

Many South Africans have for the last couple of days been plunged into darkness, thanks to the country’s never-ending electricity crisis.

The power utility, Eskom ramped up load shedding to stage 6 last weekend, before dropping it slightly to stage 5 early this week.

While many were hoping for good news coming out of Megawatt Park, Eskom announced on Thursday afternoon that stage 5 will remain with us, at least until Saturday at 5am, saying more information regarding this weekend’s forecast would be announced on Friday.

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Many experts have spoken about what brought the country to the power crisis it currently finds itself in and what could be the solutions going forward.

ALSO READ: Load shedding: ‘Mantashe must shoulder blame’ for Eskom’s woes

Former President Thabo Mbeki who has been outspoken about the numerous challenges faced by the country, including the governing African National Congress (ANC), also questioned the management of Eskom’s ability to deal with the electricity crisis during a dialogue with students at the University of South Africa (UNISA) this week.


Energy and political analyst Tshepo Kgadima spoke to The Citizen’s Senior digital report Stephen Tau, saying as a member of the ANC it gives him no joy to say 2024 cannot come quick enough for ‘this regime’ to be voted out of power, adding that there is no capacity within the ANC to receive input and process it in a manner where right decisions can be taken.

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The Citizen Talk with Stephen Tau’s Podcast is available to listen to on www.citizen.co.za.