Years of sabotage by South Africa’s corrupt energy interests have led to unprecedented electricity blackouts and a stunted renewables sector. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s solution: privatization.
Alex Lenferna is secretary of the South African Climate Justice Coalition and a postdoctoral researcher in the Nelson Mandela University Department of Development Studies.
The coronavirus is plunging the global economy into an unprecedented recession. We need to wipe away the debt bondage of Global South countries and launch a Global Green New Deal that will allow workers around the world to prosper.