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South Africa’s electricity crisis: a series of failures over 30 years have left a dim legacy

      By Mark Swilling, Stellenbosch University   In 1994, apartheid ended and the African National Congress (ANC) won South Africa’s first ever democratic elections, promising “Electricity for All” as part of its Reconstruction and Development Programme. Back then only 36% of all South Africans had electricity in their homes. The development programme promised to double that number by electrifying an additional 2.5 million homes by 2000. This seemed […]

todayApril 19, 2024 7


This is how President Ramaphosa got to the 25% figure of progress in land reform in South Africa

      By Johann Kirsten, Stellenbosch University and Wandile Sihlobo, Stellenbosch University   Nearly three decades into democracy, land reform remains central to South Africa’s transformation policies and agricultural policy. We have over the years pointed out that the progress on land reform has been incorrectly reported. It’s been consistently understated. We have argued that, if the statistics are treated carefully, the progress has been much better than politicians […]

todayMarch 22, 2024 11