Economy Cannot Afford Load Shedding - South Africa's Gordhan
Power utility Eskom has taken its 0% wage increase off the table and resumed negotiations with unions after an intervention by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, who, according to Business Day, said that prolonged power outages due to load shedding will severely hinder the already stagnant economy.
Top: Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. Bottom-left: Eskom head office Megawatt Park. Bottom-right: Video screenshot of Eskom workers protesting the 0% wage increase.
Daily Maverick, 15 June 2018
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