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Rolling blackouts in South Africa put Eskom and government in crisis

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Issue 469 - 30 Sep 2022 - By Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 4 minute read

President Cyril Ramaphosa is once again promising strong action to deal with South Africa’s electricity supply crisis, with new appointments expected at the beleaguered state utility Eskom to reinvigorate the board. Among the changes that have been mooted is replacing chief executive André de Ruyter, although that has yet to be confirmed.

Measures to increase generation and ease load shedding that were announced by the president in July are also now being implemented at pace.

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