South Africa lifts ‘state of disaster’ over power crisis
06 April 2023 | 1:16 pm
South Africa rolls back a state of disaster over a national power crisis, even though rolling blackouts are still crippling the country's economy. Also, the WTO says goods exports are declining in Africa even though the continent has absorbed the shocks from Covid and the war in Ukraine better than expected. Finally, we report on how Tunisia takes pride in its varied use of orange blossom.
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The government will remove regulatory hurdles to invest in new electricity infrastructure. Loadshedding has almost brought South Africa's economic growth to a standstill.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national "state of disaster" over the country's rolling power shortages. Energy provider Eskom says its ageing coal-fired power plants cannot keep up with demand and it's been imposing scheduled cuts. The blackouts are weighing on business activity and South Africa's economic growth.
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