May 14, 2015 / 11:55 AM / 5 years ago

South Africa can expect three more years of power outages: minister

Yonga Bhungane rests while illuminated by candle light during load shedding in Soweto February 3, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa can expect three more years of power cuts, a cabinet minister said on Thursday, as utility Eskom struggles with supply shortages that have hobbled key mining and manufacturing sectors in the worst outages since 2008.

South Africa’s only nuclear plant is expected to add more than 900 megawatts of power to the national grid by the end of May after undergoing maintenance, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown told reporters.

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