For the past few weeks, South Africa was faced with a heavy burden of blackouts, to such an extent that businesses were affected. Not so long ago, it was believed that Eskom had misled the president when they promised that there will never be load-shedding under the 13th of January, However, they have never been able to keep up with their promise.
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On a statement released on Twitter, Eskom mentions that they have ‘managed avoid load-shedding over the weekend and no load-shedding is expected tomorrow’. Eskom also added that the system has shown some improvement and that there’s a dedicated team behind hard at work.
Eskom continues to encourage customers to use electricity wisely to avoid power outage. “At this stage, we are encouraged by the system stability but request our customers to continue using electricity sparingly in order to help us manage the demand”.
In the coming week, there will be a high demand for electricity as industry and schools reopen, says Eskom,
[ht_message mstyle=”info” title=”” show_icon=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” ]Eskom’s emergency reserves have been replenished and therefore, Eskom stated, they foresee a low probability of load-shedding on Monday and Tuesday. Eskom will confirm and keep you informed about the status of their power systems. [/ht_message]
Date: 12 January 2020
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) January 12, 2020