South Africa’s power utility Eskom has urged people to reduce their power usage in order to keep the country’s electricity supply running.
In a statement, Eskom said: "We urge all South Africans to partner with us to keep the lights on.
"If all our customers can save 10 percent off their electricity usage, this will make it significantly easier to manage the power system during this challenging time."
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The Eskom power utility had previously warned that 2012 would be “particularly challenging” and is issuing news on the state of supply.
Eskom previously warned that the power system this year would be "particularly challenging" and said it would issue news bulletins on the state of supply.
So far this week, the 1500 MW supply from Mozambique in Cahora Bassa has been lost for a two-hour period.
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