South Africa is in the grip of an unprecedented power crisis after record rolling blackouts were announced to prevent a total collapse of its decrepit energy grid. Businesses and households across the country were plunged into darkness and confusion last night after the debt-laden state electricity firm suddenly signalled its biggest planned power cut since so-called “load shedding” began 11 years ago. Eskom was forced to remove an unprecedented 6,000 megawatts of demand from the grid after the collapse of more than a quarter of its generating capacity.
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