Load shedding robbed fans of World Cup thrills

source: Mmegi
HUMPHREY NKONDE
Correspondent

NDOLA: The World Cup finals in South Africa, which ended on Sunday presented opportunities and challenges in areas of business, economy, technology, culture/heritage and others.

One challenge that the soccer World Cup exposed is the need for electricity inter-connector projects such as the ones in the Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP). If the generation capacity in the SADC region had been increased long before the World Cup, South Africa’s neighbours would have supplied it with excess electricity.

Countries with higher generation capacity like Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would have supplied deficient ones like Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa itself even if it is Africa’s major producer. A research recently conducted has shown that some soccer fans missed some World Cup matches due to load shedding, particularly in Zambia and Zimbabwe. As a result of [continue reading]

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