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Why Government Decided to Call Off State of Disaster

Minister of Co-operative Governance Thembi Nkadimeng, her deputy and Minister of Electricity Kgosi Ramokgopa have defended the end of the state of disaster by saying it had achieved measures to minimise the impact of load shedding on the economy.

Nkadimeng said on Wednesday that when the state of disaster was implemented in February, the country was faced with rolling blackouts of higher stages of load shedding.

Deputy Minister of Co-operative Governance Parks Tau said the issue of litigation was one of the factors as well that got the government to review the national state of disaster.

Tau said the state of disaster allows the minister to review it every 30 days and this was the case this time around.

Nkadimeng said the measures that have been taken, including the appointment of a minister dedicated to resolving the energy crisis, has helped to ease the situation.

Source: iol