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Electricity minister denies election timing linked to energy security gains [SOUND]

# Electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has dismissed claims of a connection between energy security improvements and the upcoming elections. In a media briefing on the energy action plan’s progress, Ramokgopa highlighted planned maintenance’s role. He noted a five-percentage-point recovery in the unit capability factor between April 2023 and April 2024, suggesting an end to load-shedding is near. However, he cautions that challenges persist, but assures progress is underway:

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