EMPOWERING CITIZENS TO BE THE SOLUTION: OUTA’S CALL TO END THE ELECTRICITY CRISIS THROUGH COMMUNITY ACTION
The lights may be out, but hope is shining through. The persistent power outages in South Africa have left the nation in the dark, but OUTA’s Community Action Network (CAN) believes that the solution lies with us the citizens. Instead of relying on politicians, CAN argues that citizens have a crucial role to play in ending the energy crisis. CAN calls on municipalities to enable businesses and residents to sell excess electricity to the grid, using this as a way to help low-income households offset their power costs. Providing tax incentives to ordinary homeowners is one short-term solution that we are advocating for. Read more here.