Eskom implements power cuts for second dayStaff Writer | November 30, 2018
South Africa's struggling power firm Eskom implemented controlled power cuts on Friday for the second day in a row, as unplanned outages of some generating units put the power system under strain.
Africa On Thursday it shed 1,000 megawatts nationwide
On Thursday it shed 1,000 megawatts nationwide.
Eskom has been battling to recover from a severe financial crisis, compounded by coal shortages and poor power station performance.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has made reforming Eskom a priority since taking office in February, but he has been hampered by fiscal constraints and infighting in the ruling African National Congress.
Eskom said on Wednesday that it expected to make a loss before tax of more than 11.2 billion rand ($820 million) in the current financial year. ■