South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa Announces Urgent Measures to Reduce Load Shedding Impact and Achieve Energy Security

As South Africa confronted the hardships of Stage 4 load shedding this week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced an increase to the Nersa licensing threshold for embedded generation projects from 1 MW to 100 MW, on Thursday. Here is his speech, announced at a virtual briefing.

Good afternoon,

We are holding this briefing today in a time of great hope and great difficulty.

Difficulty, because we are in the midst of the worst economic crisis in our country’s recent history, which has seen a dramatic…


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