South Africa’s Eskom to make power cuts on Wednesday

Mulugeta Desalegn, an owner of a convenience store, or “spaza shop”, picks an item for a customer as he holds a candle, in Senaone, Soweto, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File PhotoJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa‚Äôs state power firm Eskom said it will cut up to 2,000 megawatts of power from the national grid on Wednesday due to a shortage of generating capacity. Eskom said on Twitter that the power cuts would start at 9 a.m. local time (0700 GMT) and last until 11 p.m. (2100 GMT), in comments that sent the rand weaker. A debilitating round of power cuts in…

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