AllAfrica.com, 5 March 2007.
In his analysis of the political economy of electricity in South Africa, Tristen Taylor, Energy Policy Officer for Earthlife Africa JHB, argues that the generation and distribution of power (electricity) is politically and economically driven.
Taylor asserts that the generation and distribution of electricity and power does not happen in a political vacuum, it is affected and influenced by the social and economic conditions under which most South Africans labour. He makes the argument that the control of South Africa’s energy cycle is centralised in the hands of a few.
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