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South Africa’s electricity supply system is deteriorating rapidly and is now becoming a major threat to the fruit export industry.

A massive breakdown in electricity supply capacity has seen the whole country placed on a severe electricity ration system called load-shedding.

The load-shedding has now reached Level Six, which will mean that citizens, including fruit growers, will be deprived of electricity for up to ten hours a day. If the level is increased further, it will be catastrophic, according to observers.

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