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16 Oct 2019 | 10:48 AM UTC

South Africa: Nationwide power outage October 16

South Africa News Alert

Nationwide power outage expected October 16 due to breakdown at power generation plants

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/8/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION South Africa

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Nationwide power outage is expected on Wednesday, October 16, following breakdowns at power generation plants. According to the state electricity utility Eskom, around 2000 MW of power will be cut between 09:00 and 23:00 (local time), likely resulting in disruptions to daily activities. Lingering disruptions are possible in the coming days. Related protests cannot be ruled out.


Individuals in South Africa are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, and keep battery-operated devices fully charged whenever possible.


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