Jan 11, 2010
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The 98th Anniversary Of The ANC Party's Creation|Johannesburg|Eskom|Africa|India|South Africa|Zambia|Africa's Power Grid|South Africa's Power Grid|Steel|Cyprian Chitundu|Jacob Zuma|Maryland|FIFA World Cup|Soccer
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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I'm Shannon de Ryhove.
Making headlines today:
Zambia has agreed to supply power to South Africa to help avoid power disruptions during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
South Africa's power grid has been under pressure for more than two years and experienced country-wide power cuts early in 2008. State-owned Eskom has said there would be adequate supply for the soccer tournament.
Zambia's State power utility Zesco acting MD, Cyprian Chitundu, said that Zambia would supply power to South Africa and the quantity would depend on Zambia's surplus capacity as well demand from South Africa.
Zuma was addressing tens of thousands of supporters gathered in Kimberley for the 98th anniversary of the ANC party's creation.
He said that there are some indications that South Africa may be recovering from the worst of the global crisis but this recovery may be slow and perhaps even temporary.
However, Zuma sought to lessen the expectations of his supporters that new jobs will be created soon.
South African steel giant ArcelorMittal rolls over prices into January.
That's a round up of news making headlines today. For more on these and other stories please visit engineeringnews.co.za.
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