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Just as the government prepares to relax South Africa’s lockdown restrictions to “Level 2,” fresh load-shedding illustrates how much Eskom’s generation constraints threaten to dampen the economy’s recovery prospects. On the unbundling front, Eskom CEO André de Ruyter signaled this week that the utility would accelerate the planned process, though the onus is equally on the Ramaphosa administration to expedite the required policy change. Operating capacity Today, 13 August, Eskom implemented “stage 2 load-shedding,” which is when the utility cuts 2,000MW from the system,
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