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South Africa's power crisis: going off the grid works for the wealthy -- but could deepen injustice for the poor

By Christina Culwick, Senior researcher, urban sustainability transitions, environmental governance and resilience, Gauteng City-Region Observatory
Samkelisiwe Khanyile, Researcher, Gauteng City-Region Observatory
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South Africa’s current electricity crisis has been described as “a perfect storm”. A number of factors have converged to reach this point: an ageing and inadequately maintained fleet of coal power stations, delays in upgrading the Koeberg nuclear power station and significant failures at the recently built Medupi…The Conversation

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