South Africa will maintain power supply to some mines at 95 percent of their normal requirements, the country's Minerals and Energy Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said on Monday.

We will maintain the status quo until we are guaranteed there is enough supply, Sonjica told Reuters on the sidelines of an energy summit.

South Africa is in the grip of power crisis that forced mines countrywide to shut for five days in January, which saw mining output drop sharply in the first quarter. Since then, some mines have received up to 95 percent of their power needs, while others have received 90 percent.

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