After a year of throwing everything at it to improve the performance of Eskom’s power stations, things are worse than before. Even with two of the three Kusile units that suffered a major breakdown in October last year now back online, Eskom’s generation performance for November has deteriorated compared with the same month last year.

With power station performance for the past eight months now sitting at 54% of installed capacity, it seems unlikely that Eskom will achieve its goal of 60% by end-March when its financial year ends...

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