Pledge for 2010 power supply

The Southern African Power Pool (Sapp) will meet in Mozambique on Monday to sign a pledge for a reliable power supply during the 2010 World Cup.

The Southern African Power Pool (Sapp) will meet in Mozambique on Monday to sign a pledge for a reliable power supply during the 2010 World Cup.

Sapp is an organisation of southern African countries that was formed in 1995 to create a common market for electricity in the region and coordinate cooperation in the sector.

South African power utility Eskom, which came under fire last year for a series of power outages, will also attend.

Johnny Dladla, its head of the 2010 project, will also address the gathering on their plans for the World Cup.

Sapp's other roles include regulated policies, planning and operation as well as creating synergies with government, power utilities and financial agencies. Member countries include South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Angola, Lesotho, Lesotho, Namibia, DR Congo, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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