South Africa
Ramaphosa government frets over court ruling that power cuts breach citizens' basic rights

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan at his swearing-in ceremony at Sefako Makgato Presidential Guesthouse on the 30th of May 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa.
Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan at his swearing-in ceremony at Sefako Makgato Presidential Guesthouse on the 30th of May 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa. © Phill Magakoe/AFP
The South African government is worried that a court ruling obliging it to supply electricity to hospitals and schools could pave the way for more lawsuits from victims of the power cuts that have plagued the country for years. Legal experts remain divided over who exactly is responsible for energy supply. [...]
Published on 16.05.2023 at 04:40 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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