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President: South Africa has not given up coal yet

According to Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa, there are no urgent plans to stop using coal-fired power plants as part of a transition to greener energy sources.

The nation is a major polluter and one of the most dependent on coal in the world.

Long power outages are currently occurring, which are attributed to unscrupulous officials and aging infrastructure.

In order to support a transition to greener energy since 2021, South Africa has obtained several billion dollars in foreign loans and grants.

Speaking to members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, Mr. Ramaphosa said it would be foolish to cut back on the nation’s capacity as it through what he called a just energy transition.

The mining unions in the nation are closely allied with the ANC.

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