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Rolling Blackouts Prompt Some South Africans to Go Off Grid

South Africa’s state utility, Eskom, is battling to meet the country’s demand for power – implementing an aggressive schedule of electricity load shedding to prevent the grid from collapsing. Unreliable power supply is prompting some to become increasingly self-sufficient, producing energy in their own homes from cleaner, renewable sources. In Johannesburg, keeping the lights on has become a challenge. Eskom, which provides South Africa with around 95% of its electricity, has said there...

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