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South Africa revokes electricity’s ‘state of disaster’ declaration

The South African government on Wednesday revoked the “national state of disaster” declared in February to manage the electricity crisis.

• April 5, 2023
Electricity power line

The South African government on Wednesday revoked the “national state of disaster” declared in February to manage the electricity crisis, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) minister Thembi Nkadimeng said.

The government will work through its energy crisis committee to reduce the impact of power cuts using existing legislation and contingency arrangements, Ms Nkadimeng said in a statement.

The ministry said the termination of the national state of disaster was with immediate effect.

Declaring a national state of disaster was to give the government additional powers to respond to the energy crisis, including by permitting emergency procurement procedures with fewer bureaucratic delays and less oversight.


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