New threat to WC transport project

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Hopes that a section of the Gautrain which will link OR Tambo International to Sandton will be ready in time time, have been dented. Bombela, the construction consortium appointed to build the rapid-rail is now considering using generators because the R230-million tunnel-boring machine needs a constant supply of electricity.

The regular load shedding has also raised concerns about the power capacity for the 2010 World Cup with the Democratic Alliance describing the situation as “catastrophic”.

Eskom has set up a task team to ensure that South Africa has adequate electricity during the 2010 World Cup.

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