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Major business disruptions as SA has first load-shedding relapse since 2008

Engineering News – ONLINE

06 March 2014

State-owned electricity producer Eskom, which declared its fourth power emergency of the 2013/14 summer maintenance season on Thursday morning, began implementing load shedding from 9:00, causing shops to shut, disrupting cellular networks and raising fresh concerns about the constraint being placed on South Africa’s already poor growth outlook by the country’s electricity shortages.

It was the first time that the utility had resorted to rotational load shedding since the country’s power crisis of 2008, during which mines were shut, factories reduced output and offices and households across the country were left without power for extended periods.  Read more…

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