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South Africa to Suspend Power Cuts For First Time in Five Weeks

Eskom Holdings Ltd.'s Medupi Coal-Fired Power Station
Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. will suspend scheduled power cuts for the first time in five weeks after the generation system recovered sufficiently.

The utility will cut 1,000 megawatts from the grid from 4 p.m. until midnight on Friday and then suspend the blackouts until at least July 29, according to a schedule published on Twitter. Constraints to the power system remain, Eskom said.