South Africa's Eskom lifts power emergency, system still tight

JOHANNESBURG Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:04am EST

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JOHANNESBURG Feb 22 (Reuters) - South Africa's power utility Eskom said on Saturday it had lifted an electricity emergency declared on Friday but warned the grid would remain tight in the forseeable future.

The state-owned company has battled to meet demand since 2008, when a power crunch forced the closure of mines, factories and smelters for days. (Reporting by Stella Mapenzauswa; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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