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Mantashe is pumping gas

Beat blackouts by shifting to gas. That’s the call of Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, who says liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) can offer a quick, effective solution to meet South African households’ energy needs.

But Hartmut Winkler, professor of physics at the University of Johannesburg, says the government’s sudden emphasis on gas raises eyebrows. 

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Sheree Bega
Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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