Major South African cities keen to break free from Eskom's electricity

The Lethabo coal fired power station run by Eskom in Johannesburg.
The Lethabo coal fired power station run by Eskom in Johannesburg. © Kim Ludbrook/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
Recurring difficulties with supply from South Africa's national electricity company Eskom are pushing opposition-controlled municipalities to turn to independent producers. The aim is to win the urban vote in the 2024 general election. [...] (444 words)
Issue dated 01/06/2022 Reading time 2 minutes
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