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South Africa’s Electricity Shortages Hit Poor Hard


While South Africa’s electricity woes have led to a national outcry over mismanagement of the power monopoly, wealthier residents are coping with electric outages by the use of generators, gas stoves, heaters and cookers. For the country’s vast poor population, however -- living on less than $1.25 a day -- the government’s failure to supply electricity has switched off their lives. Thuso Khumalo reports for VOA from Johannesburg.

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