Why the lights went out: Reform in the South African energy sector

Year Published 2013
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Case study
File type: PDF
Theme(s): Energy


In 2008 South Africa’s lights went out. Problems started in 2005 when damage to Koeberg resulted in power cuts in the Western Cape. This situation continued to deteriorate and in 2007 ESKOM began to turn off the power to areas throughout the country. This case study reflects on reform in the South African energy sector.

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