Broken promises fuel anger over Eskom load-shedding
Rotating power cuts are roiling South Africa once again and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration is taking the heat for them.
Ramaphosa has given assurances that the government will fix Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., the troubled state utility that supplies about 95% of the nation’s power, since 2015 when he was deputy president.
While the company’s management has been overhauled, it’s struggled to improve the reliability of its old and poorly maintained plants. Eskom maintained power cuts through the week to avoid a collapse of the grid after several generating units broke down.
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