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Spike in mining projects piles pressure on Zimbabwe’s power sector

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Issue 482 - 14 Apr 2023 - By Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 4 minute read

A surge of new mining projects in Zimbabwe – encouraged by a government keen to raise more export revenues – is leading to a rapid increase in demand for electricity, but persistent supply deficits threaten to derail the ambitious plans for the sector.

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