WATCH | Eskom warns SA could face Stage 8 blackouts

The National Air Quality Officer has rejected Eskom's application for pollution exemptions at Medupi and Matimba. Eskom senior manager, Deidre Herbst speaks to #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom is warning that the country could soon face Stage 8 blackouts after the Department of Environmental Affairs rejected Eskom's application to allow it to pollute more than is legally allowed.

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It had applied for exemptions from minimum air-quality standards for its Matimba and Medupi power stations in Limpopo.

Eskom is appealing the decision, which will see about 16,000 megawatts taken off the grid.

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