Maimane: Eskom must declare national energy crisis – Mail & Guardian Online

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The DA’s parliamentary leader also said that government should follow a “World Cup approach” to completing the Medupi and Kusile power stations. The DA has demanded that President Jacob Zuma sign the Ismo Bill into law, which will open the electricity grid to independent power producers. (Delwyn Verasamy. M&G) Eskom must declare the rolling blackouts a national crisis, Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Tuesday. Maimane was speaking outside the offices of the public enterprises ministry in Pretoria where he handed over a list of demands addressed to minister Lynne Brown. “The president, the public enterprises minister and Eskom must come clean and acknowledge that load shedding is indicative of a national…

Druglords must be jailed for life: Ramaphosa – South African Broadcasting Corporation

ANC deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa visited Mitchell’s Plain in the Western Cape to discuss drugs, gangsterism and crime with community members. (REUTERS) ANC deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has called for druglords to be jailed for life. Ramaphosa visited Mitchell’s Plain in the Western Cape to discuss drugs, gangsterism and crime with community members. During door to door visits, he heard harrowing stories of parents being burdened by their children’s drug addiction and toddlers being shot and killed in the crossfire involving druglords. Ramaphosa says the courts should impose the harshest sentences on drug lords. “We must join hands and deal with the drugs problem and make sure that we identiy the drug lords, identiy the…