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Load-shedding’s impact on first-quarter GDP ‘more muted’ than thought – Intellidex

By: Simone Liedtke     17th May 2019 Based off high-frequency data, the impact of record load-shedding during the first quarter of this year is “more muted than previous estimates would suggest”, financial consultant Intellidex said on Friday. The company explained that it could account for about R300-million per stage per day so... 

What is to be done?

By: Terence Creamer     29th March 2019 In the short-term, the only way for South Africa’s crisis-prone electricity utility to stave off rotational power cuts, or decrease the severity of the load-shedding stages it implements, is to buy enough diesel to run the hugely expensive open cycle gas turbines far harder and for far longer... 

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