- Eskom has promised that it will do it's best to avoid load-shedding today ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter-final
- The utility has urged citizens to keep their electricity use to a minimum in order to avoid power cuts
- Meanwhile, people have been sharing how the blackouts have affected their pockets
Eskom has announced that there is currently no load-shedding planned for Sunday, with rugby fans eager to tune into the match that has the Springboks pitted against Japan.
Briefly.co.za reported that a technical breakdown at the Medupi plant had been indicated as the cause for the power outages.
While no load-shedding is planned, the electricity system is still under pressure with a high risk of power cuts being instated.
In a social media post, the state-owned entity commented on the situation, telling SA that:
"No load-shedding is planned for [Sunday], however the system remains constrained and volatile, and load-shedding could be implemented at short notice should there be a significant shift in plant performance and increased unplanned technical breakdown issues."
The government has unveiled plans to include nuclear energy in South Africa's power mix, hopeful that it would help bring stability to supply.
Meanwhile, citizens have revealed the ways the load-shedding has impacted their lives and financial wellbeing.
Take a look at what they had to say below:
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