Carol Paton Editor at large

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter has warned of increased load-shedding over the medium term as the company embarks on aggressive maintenance to arrest the deterioration of its plant.

Briefing journalists on the state of the system on Friday, De Ruyter said that Eskom will implement plans to revert to undertake maintenance as per the guidelines of the original equipment manufacturers, meaning it will no longer defer required maintenance checks and will carry out the recommended plant refurbishments...

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