It’s just not cricket

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WHAT HAP­PENED| SA ELEC­TRIC­ITY SUP­PLIER Eskom has ad­mit­ted for the first time that the coun­try’s power sup­ply prob­lems aren’t just a mi­nor is­sue. Last Wed­nes­day evening’s dis­rup­tive power fail­ure dur­ing a cricket match be­tween SA and Pak­istan in Dur­ban once again re­vealed the ex­tent of the cri­sis, though Eskom blames the Ethek­weni coun­cil. Eskom has re­quested that the coun­try’s con­sumers do ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to save elec­tric­ity.

WHAT THE OTH­ERS SAID IN A POW­ER­FUL com­ment about the pub­lic ad­mis­sion of guilt, Beeld said it was time for a turn­ing point in the coun­try’s im­pend­ing elec­tric­ity cri­sis. So far, the de­bate has been dom­i­nated by ac­cu­sa­tions that Eskom is be­ing poorly man­aged and that Gov­ern­ment must also share the blame, be­cause it wrecked Eskom’s ex­pan­sion plans due to a lack of di­rec­tion, the pa­per said.

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