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South Africa May Reduce Power Cuts to Lower Level by Thursday

South Africa’s state-owned power utility continues to cut 5,000 megawatts of capacity from the national grid and may only reduce this to 4,000 megawatts by Sept. 22.

While some generation units are anticipated to return to service, it is necessary to continue with so-called stage 5-loadshedding to limit the use of the emergency generation reserves, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. said in a statement on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. There is the possibility of reducing one stage by Thursday, it said.