Everyone is sick and tired of load shedding - Makhura

Everyone is sick and tired of load shedding - Makhura

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he shares South Africans’ frustration at the constant load shedding, saying everyone is “sick and tired” of not having electricity in their homes. 

David Makhura
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Makhura’s comments come as the country buckles under varying stages of load shedding.


Thurday was the fifth consecutive day of either stage 5 or stage 6 power cuts.


“I was saying earlier on we can’t keep complaining about the energy problem. We can’t keep pointing fingers at Eskom. Those who derive pleasure from complaining should do so. Many of us are sick and tired of not having energy in our homes,” said Makhura. 

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“We need to encourage young people to innovate and build these big batteries. We want to support businesses that want to produce micro grids in this industrial zone. So if we wait for one big solution one day that will come, it will never come.”


Makhura believes the solution to the province’s load shedding crisis will be for economic zones to build their own micro-grids. 

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