South Africa's Eskom says has started controlled power outages

JOHANNESBURG, June 14 (Reuters) - South African state power firm Eskom said it had started controlled power outages at 1740 local time (1540 GMT) on Thursday and that it anticipated that the outages would continue until 2000 local time.

Eskom, which produces more than 90 percent of South Africa's power, has been grappling with protests at its power plants and pickets at its head office over a wage dispute with labour unions. (Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle)

2018-06-14 18:20:39

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