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Does South Africa face an electricity grid collapse?

Engineering News – ONLINE

11 December 2014

South Africa is facing its worst power crisis since 2008. As the country’s struggling power utility, Eskom, battles to cope with demand for electricity, millions face the prospect of years of  “load-shedding”.

Eskom’s CEO Tshediso Matona has said that these planned outages are here to stay. “Over the years, in an environment of strained capacity, we have delayed critical maintenance because we wanted to keep the lights on,” he told reporters.  Read more…

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