- An analysis of the current power crisis and load shedding in South Africa has shown that some places are suffering in darkness more than others
- Nelson Mandela Bay residents may experience up to 13 hours load shedding during stage 4, while other towns often only have 6
- On top of this, Randburg recently experienced 4 days of unscheduled power cuts
Many South Africans joke that load shedding is one of the only services delivered ‘on time, every time’, but for many citizens even this is not the case.
Evidence has shown that some areas in SA are experiencing longer power cuts, while others are plunged into darkness with completely unscheduled periods of load shedding.
According to the HeraldLIVE, PE is experiencing much longer periods without power than other cities.
The city’s acting manager, Peter Nielson, explained that the longer periods of load shedding in residential is due to power cuts not taking place in the industrial areas of the Nelson Mandela Bay area.
As a result, residential areas will be taking the brunt of the location’s load shedding.
In Randburg, citizens have also been experiencing irregularities when it comes to the power crisis.
Many living in Randburg have been subject to lengthy periods with no power, set to no schedule whatsoever.
According to News24, City Power spokesperson, Isaac Mangena, explained that there were many technical difficulties when trying to restore power to Randburg after load shedding sessions, as well as instances of theft at power stations.
Briefly.co.za gathered that these kinds of issues may continue into the upcoming week, but hopefully all power stations will be up and running so that the schedule may continue unhindered.
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