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South Africa’s 2019 Energy Crisis Explained: The Eskom Death Spiral

Despite having the most industrialised economy on the African continent, South Africa has been experiencing power outages, locally called “load shedding”, for years, and in 2019 things only seem to be getting worse.

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In this video, Politically Aweh discovers that the outages are only the tip of the iceberg. A far more grave and permanent danger is threatening the very existence of the world’s 11th largest power utility, South Africa’s energy giant Eskom. Check out our report on the situation featuring an exclusive interview with energy & sustainability expert Lauren Hermanus.

For further reading, consult the Daily Maverick’s extensive archive on Eskom:


Video Credits:

Zootee Studios & The National Film & Video Foundation present
A Bouncing Biscuit Studios Production
Directed & Produced by Stephen Horn
Presented by Zipho Majova
Written by Aman Baboolal, Tyson Ngubeni & Stephen Horn
Director of Photography Meekaaeel Adam
Animation by Micaela Wolhuter
Additional support: Emma Baker & Colin Wardle
Executive Producer Stacey Keppler
Theme music by Sound Foundry

Original of the video here
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