Eskom does not yet know what it will cost to make permanent repairs at Kusile power station near Emalahleni in Mpumalanga where three generation units were taken offline after extensive breakdowns in October.

The state-owned power utility has so far spent R250m on the construction of temporary stacks at the plant, but these costs are likely to escalate as Eskom rushes to return the units to service by the end of the year to help ease load-shedding...

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