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No Need To Declare Energy Crisis A State Of Disaster – Gordhan

The country’s energy crisis does not warrant the declaration of a state of disaster.

So says Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Gordhan said the unabated power cuts can be better described as a power system emergency.

He says the power utility has planned for up to eight stages of blackouts, to avoid a total collapse of the national grid.