Media reports were blacked out, detentions at a peak and extra powers given to state security officials to detain so-called dissidents.
With the Eskom crisis unfolding and slow (no) economic growth, it’s time a “State of Urgency” is declared.
First, a full update on Eskom with a weekly advance warning in respect of load shedding. Thereby one can plan ahead knowing which stage we're on and the hours affected. Politicians need to speak to actual power station managers on what needs to be done and not the directors of Eskom.
Second, town planning and not so important building EIAs for projects exceeding R2million will be suspended or processes speeded up.