Gauteng areas are experiencing the worst power outages day and night, due to load shedding. The City of Pretoria, City power and the City of Ekurhuleni have decided to take action and try to assist, they have brought in effective action to respond to the outages.
They suspect that the overloading of system recently after load shedding is causing the shutting off of the electrical flow. City Power urged people to switch off their electronics during load-shedding.
Eskom announced on Monday that load-shedding had been cut to two hours per day for Gauteng Province and some areas of North West.
Presently , Gauteng is facing continuous power cuts for hours, for more than 4 hours at a time, in the morning, during the day and late at night. People are going through a rough patch due to this electrical shut down and it has affected many households since it is also associated with the interference of water supply for households that use piped water from local municipality.
Municipalities need to settle their debt to Eskom.
Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter. File photo.
Load-shedding won't be over any time soon and South Africans have to brace themselves for five more years of blackouts. This is according to Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter
“There will be a shortfall in the supply of electricity of approximately 4,000MW over the next five years,” he said on Monday during a media briefing about the state of the power utility.
He said Eskom will continue to grapple with capacity challenges due to ageing power fleets. This will be compounded by deferred maintenance of power stations by the utility
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