Power Outages To Ease In South Africa – Vice President

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The Vice President of South Africa, David Mabuza while addressing the parliament yesterday has said that the country’s erratic power supply will improve after a new electricity plant becomes operational at the end of the year.

“South Africans must be confident that we are going to get out of this problem,” he said

“Medupi will be operational probably around the end of the year if everything goes well,” he said, referring to the multi-billion dollar coal-fired power station marred by crippling cost overruns, design problems and completion delays.

“Gradually it will reduce the pressure on the generation of electricity.”

Power utility Eskom has since Tuesday implemented planned blackouts, after breakdowns at its power generating stations.

 

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