35 years after Koeberg's opening, SA is plagued with load-shedding

35 years after Koeberg's opening, SA is plagued with load-shedding

Today, 14 March, marks the 35th anniversary of the opening of South Africa's only nuclear power station. However, the day has been accompanied by stage one load shedding.

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On 14 March, 1984, the French contractor turned Koeberg-one over to Eskom and the plant was issued its commercial operating licence, South Africa History Online reported.

Koeberg Nuclear Power Station remains the first plant in SA and the only one on the African continent. Koeberg supplies the Western Cape with power. However, according to Wikipedia, it is also tasked with supplying power to the national grid so that over-capacity can be redistributed to the rest of SA as needed.

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However, on the 'birthday' of the nuclear plant, South Africans were hit with news of stage two load shedding.

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For the past couple of weeks it appeared as if load-shedding might be a thing of the past; however, on Thursday, South Africans were alerted of a high risk of stage one load-shedding. Later the day, Eskom announced plans for stage two load-shedding.

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Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at some of the reactions South Africans had to news of load shedding.

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