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South Africa’s Eskom aims to end power cuts by end of this week

South Africa's Eskom
Eskom power utility.

13 February 2019, News Wires — South African state power firm Eskom aims to end power cuts by the end of this week and for now does not suspect sabotage is the cause of unplanned outages at some of its power stations, a senior Eskom generation official said on Tuesday.

“Our aspiration is to end load-shedding by end of the week,” Eskom’s Andrew Etzinger told Reuters, using a term for controlled power cuts.

Eskom implemented a third day of power cuts on Tuesday because of a shortage of generating capacity. Some analysts have speculated that disgruntled union members could have sabotaged some Eskom units over government plans to split the utility.

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