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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day.]

Embattled power utility Eskom announced on Thursday night it would resume load-shedding again, a day after President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted foreign investors and told them SA was ready for business.

The power utility, reeling under a R450bn debt and  breakdowns at its power stations, said the stage 2 power cuts would kick in from 10pm. Stage 2 allows for up to 2000MW of the national load to be shed.

In a statement, Eskom said that the reason for the load-shedding was because of power generation units being lost earlier in the day.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.7% y/y in October 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in September 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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