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By Ed Stoddard and Zandi Shabalala JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's cash-strapped power utility Eskom may sell some of its assets to raise capital as it scrambles to light up Africa's most advanced economy, the company's chief executive said on Thursday. Eskom, which provides virtually all of South Africa's power, faces a funding crunch as it races to bring new power plants online to stave off an electricity crisis. "We have serious financial constraints and extraordinary decisions are required," Tshediso Matona told the Reuters Africa Investment Summit. Aside from properties and a fleet of cars, Matona also mentioned the Eskom Finance Company, which is a home loan book for employees at the state-owned firm.