An Eskom logo is seen at the entrance of their head offices in Sunninghill, Sandton

South Africa's power utility Eskom warns of load-shedding

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's state-owned power utility Eskom warned of the risk of load-shedding on Monday night following power constraints due to maintenance and unplanned outages at several of its electricity-generating units.

The power system was "severely constrained", said Eskom, which supplies more than 90 percent of the nation's power.

"It's mainly due to some units being offline, some for maintenance purposes and others because of unplanned outages," said Eskom's spokesman Khulu Phasiwe.

(Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by James Macharia)

2018-10-15 18:00:10

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