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Ramaphosa Instructs Energy Crisis Committee To Fast-Track Energy Plan

President Cyril Ramaphosa has demanded the national energy crisis committee work with more urgency and speed to implement the national energy plan as a means to end load shedding.

During his first presidential briefing for the year on Thursday, Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Vincent Magwenya said the president remains seized with finding a sustainable solution to the current energy crisis.

His comments came as the country was plunged into Stage 6 power cuts this week.

Magwenya said Ramaphosa was being briefed regularly about the situation at Eskom.

Meanwhile, discussions have also been underway about whether millions of rands in debt owed to Eskom by municipalities should be written off.

The presidency said the ever-increasing cost of living was concerning to the president, but he could not get involved in a statutory process governing price hikes.