South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, promised radical economic transformation in his 2017 state of the nation address. A lot of what he said in support of this promise is alternative facts.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
A closer look into the latest financial numbers of South Africa's state power utility, Eskom, suggest that it may be in a more vulnerable position than appreciated.
South Africa has been slow to adopt renewable energy sources. One option, which has proved successful elsewhere, would be to install solar photovoltaic panels on rooftops in low-income areas.
Africa is blessed with an abundance of sunshine.Given the heavy demand for energy, alternatives, such as solar, could provide solutions and help stimulate economic growth.