South Africa's miners see light in the dark

The South African mining industry’s efforts to reduce their dependence on national utility Eskom through the use of renewables and other alternative energy sources gained a new sense of urgency in September after yet another wave of national blackouts.

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Workers at an underground platinum mine in South Africa

Despite the slowdown in activity due to COVID-19 lockdowns, deliberate shutdowns or "load shedding" this year has been the worst ever in South Africa, costing 1,400 GigaWatt hours, according to data