Fri. Mar 31st, 2023


South Africa’s state-owned power firm, Eskom, has announced an intensification of its programme of planned power cuts.

Supplies will be cut off from 20:00 local time until 05:00.

The company said shorter blackouts would then be implemented until further notice.

Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster to try to deal with the crisis.

Eskom is plagued by corruption, and has an ageing network of poorly maintained coal-fired power stations.

There have been power cuts in parts of South Africa every day since the beginning of the year.

By Joy

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