S&P affirms BBB- rating on S.Africa's Eskom - CNBC Africa

S&P affirms BBB- rating on S.Africa's Eskom

Southern Africa

by Reuters 0

Eskom produces virtually all of South Africa’s power. PHOTO: Pond5

It cited risks involved with a government financial support package.

The government in September announced a support package for the troubled state-run utility, which will include the company raising over four billion dollars in debt and receiving an equity injection from the state.

(READ MORE: Moody’s downgrades Eskom’s senior unsecured ratings)

Eskom, which produces virtually all of South Africa’s power, is operating on thin margins as it scrambles to complete two large new power stations. South Africa has suffered from rolling blackouts several times this year. 

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