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Rolling Blackouts Taking Toll on S. African Economy

South Africa's businesses and households have been crippled as the country's sole power utility, Eskom, intensified controlled power-cuts in an effort to prevent a total collapse of the grid. For nearly a week the state utility has intermittently reduced power supply by as much as 4,000 megawatts.   Eskom CEO Tshidiso Matona said Monday South Africans should brace themselves for another 18 months of power supply troubles.   Three weeks of tight electricity supply...

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