South African electricity supplier is under heavy pressure to supply electricity to the people of their country. Currently, load-shedding is at stage 6 simply meaning that there won’t be any power for almost 6 hours a day which is very troublesome to business owners and those that seriously rely on electricity for their production. According to Businesstech (2022) due to load-shedding “The majority of local businesses are heavily reliant on electricity and the lack thereof threatens to destabilise the economy. The matter is that it is exceptionally difficult to work from home during load-shedding hours, and many businesses with hybrid workplace policies are struggling to maintain productivity as a result."
Post-apartheid South Africa drew an industrial investment with a supply of cheap and efficient electricity that enabled the construction of heavy users such as aluminium smelters. It sold electricity to neighbouring states, effectively powering the region. Today, poor maintenance of infrastructure, overstaffing and having to pay exorbitant salaries means that the power supply is failing to meet its requirements. South African government does not have an alternative plan to supply the country with electricity being heavily reliant on coal burning for electricity it’s a huge risk in this modern day due to climate change and eco-socialism, burning coal for electricity it’s a ticking bomb that will not only affect South Africa but the whole world. Everyone must come together and rescue all of those things polluting the environment for future preservation. The South African economy does not have any plan on how to absorb new graduates into the working environment due to private and public businesses struggling to keep up with business due to load-shedding and the incompetence of Eskom.
The ruling party has a doable policy that seems to care for South Africa and its people, the only problem is the implementation of those policies which is now the least of their problems. Their main task is to eradicate corruption which is the reason for Eskom's failure. During the era of Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, unity reigned between leaders of the organisation now some factions are reaping ANC apart, by so saying Eskom has found itself within the battle line of comrades Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma during the era of Jacob Zum. Eskom was battling load-shedding, though they overcame it, now with Cyril Ramaphosa everything is expensive and we are living with load-shedding every day. Is this a factional Sabotage?
At the current moment, Eskom has implemented an everyday schedule of load-shedding which is a total disruption to the citizens of South Africa. According to the National Treasury (2022), escalating power cuts are having a "disastrous effect" on the South African economy, with National Treasury downwardly revising its growth forecast for 2022, lowering it from 2.1% to 1.9%. South African government is facing immersed pressure from international countries to change their way of producing electricity. This is because South Africa is one of the countries that burns coal to produce electricity, which is not environmentally friendly. While the government administration is faced with factional sabotage that is caused by the political alliance, the administration of President Cyril Ramaphosa is under attack from his party, this shows how wrecked it is inside.