Stage 4 load-shedding to continue on Thursday

Brace for another day of stage 4 load-shedding. Embattled power utility Eskom on Wednesday night confirmed that the stage 4 rotational power cuts would continue on Thursday from 8am to 10pm due to “continuing severe generation supply constraints”. Stage 4 was originally put in place from 4pm on Wednesday. Eskom[…]

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Stage 2 load-shedding to resume at noon on Tuesday

Stage 2 load-shedding will resume from midday on Tuesday following the breakdown of additional units overnight, and constraints on the system are expected to persist for the rest of the week. Ten generation units at seven power stations suffered breakdowns in the past 48 hours, the power utility said. Generators[…]

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Power cuts to continue on Sunday, says Eskom

South Africans will wake up to another day of load shedding on Sunday, Eskom has said. Stage 2 load shedding will start at 08:00 and continue until 22:00. “Implementing loadshedding [on Sunday] is necessary in order to replenish the emergency generation reserves to better prepare for the coming week. Due[…]

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No loadshedding expected this week, says Eskom

No loadshedding was expected this week, but South African power utility, Eskom, warned on Sunday that the possibility that loadshedding may be implemented remained high. “Eskom does not expect to implement loadshedding during the week, but the possibility that loadshedding may be implemented remains. The system remains constrained and vulnerable,”[…]

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Economy weakens as Eskom continues loadshedding

South Africa’s growth outlook dimmed when utility Eskom announced unprecedented levels of blackouts. The power utility cut up to 6 000 megawatts of power from the national grid after heavy rain and flooding triggered failures at its Medupi power station. The cut is the largest since Eskom introduced a programme of rolling[…]

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