South Africa’s power cuts “biggest challenge” for economy – Zuma


zuma_normal-300x250Pretoria – South Africa President, Mr Jacob Zuma, said frequent cuts in power supply was the “biggest challenge” facing the country.

Zuma stated this while speaking with reporters on Tuesday in Pretoria.

Describing the poor electricity supply in the country as ‘’chronic’’, he said that it was adversely affecting economic development.

According to him, chronic electricity shortages have cut one per cent point off our economic growth.

The president also expressed concern over complaints about new visa regulations currently being implemented.

He, however, said that the government had set up a committee to address any “unintended consequences” from the new rules.

It is believed that new rules requiring parents to carry unabridged birth certificates for their children when travelling to South Africa have frustrated the country’s key tourism sector.

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