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Minerals Council backs Eskom leadership, urges govt to cut procurement red tape

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Minerals Council South Africa on Wednesday supported the Eskom leadership team in its efforts to stabilise South Africa’s electricity supply and urged government to focus on shortening the bureaucratic processes hindering Eskom’s ability to procure urgently required spares for power stations and infrastructure. At the same time the Minerals Council urged government to consider emergency tax incentives and other smart-tape measures to encourage private-sector investment in energy generation to build on the recent raising of the license free cap to 100 MW.

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