Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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13 Dec 2019
5:23 am

Ian Khama’s advice to Ramaphosa on the Eskom crisis

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

The former Botswana leader was briefly in SA this week.

Ian Khama | File Image.

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” were the words of wisdom offered by former Botswana president Ian Khama to President Cyril Ramaphosa. He was commenting on the unprecedented electricity generation crisis at state-owned utility Eskom that led to stage 6 load shedding this week. On a short visit to the country, Khama said while he could not tell Ramaphosa what to do, he was of the opinion that diversifying the generation sector with different energy sources, as well as opening up the industry to independent power producers (IPPs) was the way to go. “I have every confidence that...