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Did you know? SA exports electricity to seven countries in Southern Africa

15 October 2018 3:19 PM
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Senior Researcher at Africa Check Kate Wilkinson shares their latest from their fact-finding missions.

Which countries does South Africa export electricity to?

This is the question Matter of Fact with Africa Check investigated and gave their findings on the Azania Mosaka show.

Questions were raised about whether South Africa and Eskom are providing electricity to neighbouring Zimbabwe or not.

Senior Researcher at Africa Check Kate Wilkinson says they spoke to professor Anton Eberhard at the UCT graduate School of Business to find out who South Africa is helping to keep their lights on.

South Africa exports electricity to seven countries in Southern Africa.

Kate Wilkinson, Senior Researcher at Africa Check

On the list, we have Zimbabwe, Lesotho, eSwatini, Namibia, Botswana. Mozambique and Zambia.

Kate Wilkinson, Senior Researcher at Africa Check

Wilkinson says that Zimbabwe is not only importing electricity from South Africa but from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique.

Listen to whether Zimbabwe is able to produce its own electricity of not...


15 October 2018 3:19 PM
Tags:
Eskom
Zimbabwe
Electricity
Basic electricity
southern Africa
matter of fact
africacheck

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