Despite indications at the start of the week that the power utility hoped to start easing up on load shedding by today, there was no sign of that on Friday night, with Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe tweeting that the risk of Stage 2 load shedding remained high for Friday.
UPDATE: Loadshedding was stopped at 21:00 this evening. The System Operator says the risk of loadshedding stage 2 from 09:00 tomorrow remains. We’ll provide further updates tomorrow morning. https://t.co/iLpiVLcP9l
— Eskom Spokesperson (@KhuluPhasiwe) December 6, 2018
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said yesterday that Eskom would be doing all it could to ensure there was no load shedding over the festive season, but for now the parastatal’s challenges remain, with a shortage of coal, the breakdown of several units and speculation that there may even be intentional sabotage taking place at the utility.
To see how you will be affected today, check your local load shedding schedules or go to Eskom’s website if you are a direct customer.