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SADC says it can end power shortages by 2019

Southern Africa completed building nearly 2 000 megawatts of generation since 2014. It will finish a further 2 763 megawatts in 2015.

Eskom silent on contingency plan for a national blackout

Eskom on Monday would not divulge what plans it has in the event of a national blackout.

Zuma: Electricity infrastructure cannot serve expanded citizenry

SA's electricity infrastructure wasn't designed to serve 11-million households, Jacob Zuma told the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

High risk of power failures, warns Eskom

Two of the power utility's generators have failed, pushing up the risk of blackouts as engineers attempt to determine the cause of the breakdowns.

Does South Africa face an electricity grid collapse?

Will South Africa’s electricity grid collapse, plunging the country into weeks of darkness? Experts say it is possible, but unlikely.

Eskom: Rolling blackouts until generators fixed

The power utility said they apologised for the power cuts, but blackouts would continue until three of its generators are fixed.

Congo freezes mining expansion projects amid electricity shortage

The Democratic Republic of Congo has halted mining expansion projects due to a power shortage that has it considering a "load-shedding" schedule.

Eskom declares electricity supply emergency

Power utility Eskom has again declared an emergency as four generating units developed "technical problems".

Lights out in Jo’burg as City Power employees strike

As several Johannesburg areas experience power outages, reports say some of City Power's employees are on strike over changes in their work hours.

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