Mantashe weaponises energy regulator NERSA to rebuff Eskom and champion Karpowership

Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy.
Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy. © Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
Since he took over as mineral resources and energy minister in February 2018, Gwede Mantashe has strengthened his hold over the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). His authority over the body's directors has enabled him to pursue an ongoing vendetta with Eskom, press the case for retaining Turkish private sector energy supplier Karpowership and back nuclear power development. [...] (1252 words)
Issue dated 24/12/2021 Reading time 6 minutes
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