The Medupi coal-fired power station — which had long been plagued by cost overruns, delays and design defects, causing intermittent breakdowns in some of its units — has been completed, power utility Eskom announced on Monday.

However, the completion of the power station doesn’t necessarily signal the end of the power cuts or load-shedding that have been a regular feature in SA since 2008...

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