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Mines are facing winter blackouts

Business Day LIVE

28 April 2013 

ALREADY battered by wildcat strikes and a turf battle between the National Union of Mineworkers and its upstart rival, the Association for Mineworkers and Construction Union, the mining industry faces another uphill battle with electrical shortages.

As the winter demand peaks, Eskom is expected to do unplanned maintenance work on its power stations, which will see about 25% of the power utility’s capacity being unavailable, resulting in load shedding.  Read more

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