JOHANNESBURG - Power utility Eskom has announced it will be implementing stage 4 load shedding on Monday.
The cash-strapped company warned of wider controlled power cuts on Monday after six additional generating units unexpectedly went offline.
A team of technicians have been working throughout Tuesday night to restore more units to the national grid.
Customers trying to access the site have taken to social media to complain about being unable to check the timetables.
CAPE TOWN - Eskom will implement stage two load shedding on Thursday from 8am, the power utility has confirmed.
Energy analyst Chris Yelland warned that stage 2 load shedding of 2,000MW is set to cost South Africa’s productive economy R2 billion daily, the Citizen reported.
Unfortunately, the national power utility has, as a result of both planned and unplanned maintenance, been forced to implement a series of rolling rotational cuts – much to the frustration of citizens and the economy at large.
JOHANNESBURG - The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has deployed officers to help with the flow of traffic on Monday afternoon as the country battles stage 4 load shedding.
JOHANNESBURG - Power utility Eskom has announced that stage 4 load shedding will be implemented between 1pm and 10pm today.
“Stage 4 load shedding means the electricity system is short 4000MW to keep the grid stable – which is about the full size of Kendal Power Station.
According to Eskom, the push to stage 4 was due to the power utility unexpectedly losing six additional generating units, which has put more strain on the system.
JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has confirmed that stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 8am on Tuesday.
CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG – The Eskom board announced its plans to launch an “in-depth audit” on Monday night after the power utility implemented stage 4 load shedding.
The utility has also dismissed claims that the implementation of stage 4 load shedding, on Monday, was a result of sabotage.
Johannesburg - The implementation of load shedding by the state-owned power utility Eskom has been devastating to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), said Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited.
“When the power comes back on, it may do so with a momentary surge, which may damage electronically controlled appliances such as computers, television sets, DVDs, etc.
Cape Town - Eskom has announced that due to continued pressure on the national grid, the power utility will implement Stage 4 load shedding from 13:00 until 22:00 on Monday.
CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) is waiting to hear from National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete on whether she will grant a request for an urgent debate on the power blackouts.
CAPE TOWN – The Eskom Board on Monday convened an urgent meeting with the company’s executive management and the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan following the unexpected introduction of load shedding.
The utility has put contingency plans in place on Wednesday morning as the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) starts with a one-day national strike.
A tumultuous 48 hours for Eskom culminated with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan sitting down for crucial talks with the energy firm, who plunged South Africa into darkness at the beginning of the week with their heavy load shedding sche...