Cape Town – South African Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana says government will redouble its efforts in the coming months to resolve the energy crisis.
According to Times Live, Godongwana said this while giving an update on the progress of Operation Vulindlela implementation in the first quarter of 2022 during a joint media briefing by the presidency and National Treasury on Friday.
Operation Vulindlela was established in October 2020 as part of the economic reconstruction and recovery plan.
Godongwana said the country has prioritised 26 structural reforms, of which eight have been completed, 11 are progressing well, and a minority are facing implementation delays.
“Over the coming months, we will redouble our efforts to resolve the energy crisis and ensure that the reforms facing implementation challenges access the support they need to progress because we are committed to unlocking the dynamism of this economy and placing our growth on a permanently higher trajectory,” said Godongwana in a statement.
His remarks came as South Africans experienced the return of rolling blackouts in the past few weeks, a development that has affected businesses due to the lack of reliable energy supply, IOL reported.
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo