On the cusp of a crisis

The ticking of the time bomb first heard in 2008 with the emergence of load shedding, is growing louder.

In that year, former Energy Minister, Ponatshego Kedikilwe urged Batswana not to witch-hunt blame for the load-shedding, despite mounting evidence pointing to the myopia of policymakers in years preceding the crisis. Rather, Kedikilwe galvanised Batswana and investors around the promise of a shiny, new 600 MW power station which would not only resolve the country’s immediate power shortages, but guarantee its future as well.

Alas, the hope induced by Kedikilwe’s soothing words, did not spring eternal.

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Let the law take its course

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