Stop loadshedding in South Africa

Stop loadshedding in South Africa

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Lindsey White started this petition to South African president and

For many years there has been loadshedding in South Africa. There are times when load shedding occurs 2 times a day and it usually takes place in the morning when people get up for work and most often also when they need to cook dinner and always in both instances for several hours. This is because since Nelson Mandela the presidents that folllowed have refused to privatise the energy sector to drive innovation and improve the countries infrastructure. Koeberg power station is not generating enough energy for the country yet there are no plans for additional power plants or renewable energy in a country where solar power has the chance to revolutionise the energy sector. 

All South Africans are forced to live on pay as you go meters and even though the rates charged for electricity used is increased several times a year there have been no infrastructure improvements or changes made to the energy sector which would stimulate private growth in the energy sector.

It's even worse for the pentioners in the country who mainly manage to live because they have sons and daughters who look after them but not all pentioners are not so fortunate and neither are all the families who live in poverty.

The one good thing that has occurred for South Africa now though is that since Covid 19 has occurred there has been no load shedding and the country that's been doing loadshedding for at least the past 5 years, suddenly no longer needs to yet they have not made any real changes to the energy sector that would explain this sudden ability to generate enough electricity.

In summary what's needed is that the energy sector needs to be privatised to stop uncontrolled government greed. Not only will this open te country to international investment, it willl also create more jobs and drive down poverty.

Please sign this petition so that things can really change for the better in South Africa and that all of South Africa can truly prosper. The way that it should.

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