South Africa Revokes State of Disaster

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South African government has decided to revoke a national state of disaster it declared in February to address the electricity crisis.

The state of disaster meant it could use emergency procurement procedures with fewer bureaucratic delays in a bid to end severe power cuts.

There had been concern that this would open the door to further corruption in the state-owned power company.

The government now says it can deal with the crisis through existing legislation.

Written by: Helen Obih

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