For the mining industry the sense of déjà vu is depressing as mines are shut once again because of power constraints by state-owned monopoly Eskom.

Eskom is in all kinds of trouble, ranging from its new Medupi power plant — built at a cost of more than R146bn — not performing as it should, ailing old plants, wet coal and flooded operations...

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