South Africa could soon be divided into two times zones.
This is according to the Portia Molefe, a director-general at the department of public enterprises, who was speaking in a briefing to parliament's minerals and energy portfolio committee on the energy crisis on Wednesday morning.
Molefe said the daylight-saving plan would help spread electricity demand by shifting peak demand times.
She said that the two time-zone plan was "far more viable now" than it had been before as South Africa's economics had changed, in that the Western Cape's economy had strengthened when compared to Gauteng's.
Molefe said that this plan would not just be good for getting back about 200 megawatts of electricity,but that it would also be good for sectors like the airline industry, which she said could "fly a lot longer each day".