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protestTimesLive reports that protests erupted outside the Hendrina power station in Mpumalanga on Monday morning, as Optimum colliery workers demanded their salaries.  

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe tweeted:  "Workers of Optimum Coal Mine (OCM) are currently protesting at the entrance of the mine and also along the route to the Hendrina power station.  OCM employees are demanding to be paid their monthly salaries.  Hendrina is one of the 10 stations with low stockpiles."  This came after Eskom announced on 16 November that it was moving coal from its Medupi power station in Limpopo by road to Mpumalanga, where 10 power stations have coal stockpile shortages.  The affected Mpumalanga power stations are Arnot, Camden, Duvha, Hendrina, Komati, Kriel, Kendal, Majuba, Matla and Tutuka.  At a media briefing on 16 November, Eskom said it had a recovery plan in place, but "loadshedding cannot be ruled out for the remainder of 2018".

  • Read the full original report by Nico Gous at TimesLive


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