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WATCH | Energy state of disaster lifted ‘with immediate effect’, Cogta confirms

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The state of disaster on the energy crisis, declared by minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) Thembisile Nkadimeng in February, was terminated “with immediate effect” on Wednesday.

In a statement, her spokesperson Legadila Leso said: “The state of disaster was a necessary response to the impact of critical levels of load-shedding on the economy and vulnerable sectors such as health and small businesses.

“Following the declaration of the state of disaster on February 9, government adopted wide-ranging regulations which set out the responsibilities of the different organs of the state to mitigate the impact of severe load-shedding, prevent the escalation of electricity supply constraints and avert a national emergency.

“These regulations and the underlying actions were put in place in support of the Energy Action Plan. This was to support an effective and integrated response across all spheres of government.”

Written by: Ubuthebe FM Live

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