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South Africa’s power utility Eskom, is investigating a fire that broke out on Saturday morning at its Kendal Power Station in Mpumalanga. Eskom says no injuries were reported after the unfortunate incident. The fire has cost Eskom approximately 2000 megawatts of power.

President Cyril Ramaphosa in front of Eskom banner

Eskom has decided to suspend loadshedding, as some units have been repaired. 

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Eskom will be continuing with loadshedding for the rest of this week, moving from stage 2 loadshedding to stage 1 loadshedding. 

Eskom has had its ups and downs as the national supplier of electricity. The power utility has even managed to rake up a debt of R488 billion and plans are in motion to save it. 

South Africa has been using coal to produce electricity for years, but it has proven to be unsustainable along with the many setbacks faced by Eskom. Now, more sustainable forms of energy are being considered.

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