The South African mining industry has 1.67 gigawatts of projects waiting for government permission to build as Eskom struggles to keep the country supplied with electricity.

Eskom made an unprecedented cut of 6,000MW, or six gigawatts of power, on Monday evening, ramping up from the four gigawatts it had cut from the system. It prompted SA's underground mines to hoist employees to surface and prevent the night and early morning shifts from going to work...

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