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Doomsday plans well advanced

A total breakdown of the electricity grid is seen as unlikely but not impossible — so the motto among the country's crucial sectors is 'be prepared'

26 February 2023 - 00:01 By Dineo Faku, THABISO MOCHIKO and KHULEKANI MAGUBANE

Fears of a national blackout resurfaced this week as load-shedding intensified, but the telecom, retail, mining and financial services sectors have been working on scenario planning for a total grid collapse — in some cases for several years — to keep staff safe and services running...

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