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Africa Subsaharan
SA government apologizes for power cuts
2019-10-19
[AFRICANEWS] The government of South Africa has apologized for the power cuts that have affected the country for two days, which is threatening the fragile economy of the continent’s leading industrial power.

For a while now power cuts have been recurrent as many users record damages at homes and in businesses.

"We must, on behalf of the government, apologize to all businesses, to students who cannot take their exams, for the inconvenience this causes. We are studying the problems affecting Eskom and we want to assure South Africans that we will return to a normal situation," South African Vice President David Mabuza told Parliament .

Public electricity giant Eskom, which supplies 95% of the electricity produced in South Africa, took a nose dive when the company in June 2019 announced a debt of more than 1 billion dollars, hitting record net losses. Eskom cited breakdowns in their plants as the cause of these cuts and promised a return to normality soon.

The government of President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in July that it will device a rescue plan to support the power supplier.

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Posted by:Fred

#4  California mansions have diesel power backup they're not dumb enough to rely on solar panels. Not sure about SA.
Posted by: jpal   2019-10-19 12:17  

#3  😎
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2019-10-19 09:02  

#2  G. Stop reading my mind.
Posted by: Mercutio   2019-10-19 08:44  

#1  Unlike the California government, they apologize.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2019-10-19 02:45