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Cape Town - Eskom has completed the construction of a permanent coal-handling facility at the Majuba power station, which includes the rebuilding and reinforcement of silos and a conveyor system. 

In a statement issued on Monday, the power utility said Silo 20 was rebuilt and Silos 10 and 30 were reinforced. This follows the collapse of the coal storage silo at the coal-fired station in Mpumalanga in November 2014. 

At the time, Eskom said the silo had cracked. The conveyer belt systems used to feed coal to the power station were also damaged, resulting in load shedding across South Africa. 

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