Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
5 minute read
15 Oct 2021
10:54 am

‘Political opportunism’: Inside the Kelvin and Steenbras power stations propaganda

Sipho Mabena

What the potential voter is not told is that Kelvin Power Station has reached the end of its lifespan and Steenbras has stored excess electricity.

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In what has been described as empty posturing, experts have noted how politicians suddenly have ideas and solutions to the power cuts and load shedding they themselves have created. With local government election campaigning in full swing, experts have noted how City of Johannesburg executive mayor Mpho Moerane announced a power purchase agreement with the privately-owned Kelvin Power Station for an extra 100MW, bringing the total to 180MW. DA leader John Steenhuisen, on the other hand, in a social media campaign, has boasted about how they have been able to cushion Western Cape, which the party governs, from load...