South Africa is in the grip of an electricity shortage. The state power company Eskom recently implemented what it calls Stage Six of power cuts – or load shedding, as it is known locally. But even at Stage Six, many South Africans are without power for up to ten hours a day.
‘Load shedding’ is a dreaded term in South Africa right now. The power rationing is affecting homes, public services and even businesses – a disaster for Africa’s most industrialized economy.
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