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Power cuts have hit South Africa’s labour market hard: the biggest toll has been on jobs – new research

      By Haroon Bhorat, University of Cape Town and Timothy Köhler     Access to electricity – measured by the share of individuals who use electricity as their main energy source – has significantly improved in lower-income countries in recent decades. Thanks to large-scale rural electrification and infrastructure development programmes, 90% of the population in these countries had access by 2021, up from about 74% at the turn […]

todayMay 30, 2024 12

South Africa

Power Restored at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital After Substation Fire

The Gauteng Health Department has confirmed the restoration of power supply to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital following an outage caused by a burnt feeder board at the Ridge substation. City Power's team successfully restored power this morning, according to Motalatale Modiba from the department. Since Sunday, the hospital had been relying on backup generators due to the outage, which affected multiple areas of Johannesburg.

todayApril 24, 2024 2