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Power Cuts Hit South Africa, Hurting Economy

South Africa's troubled power utility on Tuesday implemented power cuts nationwide, intensifying concern about growth in one of Africa's biggest economies. State-owned Eskom said it took the measure, which followed similar cuts in recent days that disrupted businesses, as a "last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout." Eskom attributed the rotational cuts, known as "loadshedding," to breakdowns at power generation plants and...

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