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There is light at the end of the tunnel for the week ahead after drastic load-shedding ended and another four Eskom units were to return to service on Sunday. The power utility, which suspended load-shedding on Sunday following improvements in the system, on Friday said its employees were working around the clock to restore stability to operations and supply. Five units have been restored since Friday morning, which had “positively shifted system performance” and led to suspension of load-shedding on Sunday. Pump storage has improved after one transmission line from the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric facility in Mozambique was restored. A second line severely damaged by Cyclone Idai will take months to fix. On Monday Eskom will receive more diesel to burn for open cycle gas turbine usage. Eskom said on Sunday it did not expect any load-shedding in the coming week due to the electricity system gradually improving. Severe stage 4 loadshedding was launched last Monday as the utility strugg...

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