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NUM says government is over-reliant on the Energy Action Plan

# The National Union of Mineworkers says the government’s energy crisis solutions are over-reliant on the Energy Action Plan, which the union believes is insufficient to end load-shedding. The plan was launched by president Cyril Ramaphosa in July 2022, as a roadmap to end load-shedding and promote the long-term sustainability of electricity supply in South Africa. NUM says a plan anchored on the private sector will not resolve the energy crisis, as the sector is obsessed with profit maximisation rather than resolving problems.