It's worse than we thought
By Robert Laing
Eskom outages knocked the economy harder than predicted during the first three months of this year.
The first quarter's headline GDP growth tumbled to 2.1 percent from the 5.3 percent achieved in the final quarter of last year.
Five days without power in January followed by rationing resulted in mining's component of GDP growth nose-diving 22 percent.
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