‘Investing in energy will assist in ending rolling blackouts’

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The African National Congress (ANC) says investing in energy infrastructure will assist the country to permanently end rolling blackouts.

The statement follows as ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the manifesto launch at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban.

Eskom continues to battle with aging coal fired power stations.

The electricity supply disruptions have a negative impact on small businesses and the country’s broader economy.

“We are investing in energy infrastructure and in roads, also railways and to make sure that there is meaningful economic growth. Investment in energy is necessary for us to end rolling blackouts and ensure a secure supply of energy and that’s what we are going to be facing our attention on.”

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While promising the creation of new jobs, Ramaphosa says the ANC will overcome the country’s electricity challenges.

“We will continue comrades, to fix our constraints in energy and transport and logistic sectors. there are important network Industries and strategic assets that are critical to our industrialization and growth and development,” he added.