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Anger mounts as Zimbabwe faces worst power cuts in 3 years

Harare – Zimbabwe’s state power utility imposed the worst rolling blackouts in three years on Monday, with households and industries including mines set to be without electricity for up to eight hours daily. The power cuts are bound to stoke …

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Zimbabwe starts load shedding as drought hits Kariba Dam power station

Zimbabwe started implementing load shedding on Monday, after the government announced it was facing critical power shortfalls and had to introduce rotational power cuts in order to “balance the power supply available and the demand” Power utility supplier the Zimbabwe …

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Load shedding: Over 400 organisations, small businesses join class action against Eskom

A law firm believes that its plans to launch a class action against Eskom over load shedding are viable, despite a previous statement from the power utility that there are limited grounds for such a case to be successful. De …

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Eskom on the verge of financial ruin: Blom

JOHANNESBURG – Energy expert, Ted Blom says Eskom needs a proper turnaround plan.

Blom told eNCA on Monday that Eskom is on the verge of financial ruin.

He was responding to news that the power utility’s loan from the China Development Bank failed to come through.

The embattled power utility is saddled with debt to the tune of R419-billion.

Eskom isn’t selling enough power to cover its interest payments and operating costs.

Meanwhile, Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan said it will take around 18 months for Eskom to fix the load-shedding crisis.

He made the announcement in his capacity as an ANC leader during a ward meeting in North Riding, Johannesburg last month.

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