South Africa’s electricity supply crisis continues to pose a major obstacle to the country’s economic growth, despite government’s investing in new power infrastructure and inviting private companies to build new generation capacity.
The International Monetary Fund has singled out delays in easing electricity shortages as one of the main constraints to economic growth, while economists estimate that the economy could have been 10% larger if power shortages did not stifle growth and investment.
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2016 report provides an overview of South Africa’s electricity sector, focusing on State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
Published on: 09 March 2016.