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Bad news from Eskom for South Africans

The issue of loadshedding is a headache to South Africans. Unfortunately often when the electricity comes back after load reductions, the substations and transformers fails or get burnt and the electricity goes off again. Eskom have to replace or repaire those substations and transformers which is also a process that takes time and people won't have power for a longer time. Eskom said it have replaced about 116 damaged substations and 1,326 transformers. And sometimes it is running out of spares to fix these transformers and substations.

"Eskom is experiencing challenges with limited stock levels of mini-substations and transformers because of a recorded exponential number of failed electricity equipment due to network overloading,” the power utility said

Really bad news from Eskom as it runs out of spares.Though the DA led Western Cape is handling the issue of loadshedding better than the rest of the country.

Eskom was founded in 1923. It was called Electricity Supply Commission, but the name was changed to Eskom in 1987

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