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Joburg out of juice

April 29th, 2010 by · No Comments · Features, Football

South Africa has long been affected by power shortages and failures. Most put the blame on years of mismanagement and poor capacity planning and investment.

As the local press say ‘Concerns that the 2010 World Cup could be affected by power failures have resurfaced following a series of blackouts in and around Johannesburg over the past couple of days’.

City Power CEO Silas Zimu said the agency which is responsible for distributing power in the metro area could not guarantee there would be no interruptions during the World Cup.

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