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Eskom’s Megawatt Park headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture: BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS
Eskom’s Megawatt Park headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture: BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS

The focus on Eskom’s woes have sharpened as the state-owned utility continues to implement load-shedding. Unreliable power supply remains SA’s largest growth inhibitor, according to PwC, which estimates that blackouts reduced real GDP growth by 3 percentage points in 2021. Business Day TV spoke to independent energy analyst Ted Blom about the situation and what can be done to fix the problems.

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