Can Africa’s energy crises be resolved?

Visiting any African country, there are stories you cannot miss in the headlines – energy, graft, and humanitarian crisis. If you dig deeper into these stories, there are conferences being held, all of them seeking solutions to crises facing Africa.

The problem though is that there is never an end to any of these crises. It is palaver at its best as economies continue to hurt.

In today’s column, I will focus on the energy crises. In South Africa, an electricity crisis remains a major threat to the country’s economic outlook over the coming years. It is estimated that energy disruptions cut the country’s economic growth by as much as one percent every year.

Unlike other African countries, when power goes off in South Africa, telecommunica

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