Eskom gives Mzansi a break: No load-shedding planned for long weekend

Eskom gives Mzansi a break: No load-shedding planned for long weekend

Eskom has been kind enough to give Mzansi a break this weekend. The embattled power utility has announced load-shedding has been put on ice, for now.

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Enjoy the power while it's on folks! Eskom has put load-shedding on hold for the long weekend.

This comes after a week worth of load-shedding drama, with citizens taking the knock as the entity attempts to regain full capacity.

But the break won't last forever, with the power utility revealing that load-shedding could return if there is a change in the system.

Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa, who had rushed home from Egypt, revealed that sabotage had added to the pressures at Eskom.

READ ALSO: Eskom attempts to hike tariffs amid financial impact of load-shedding

While the hunt is on for the insider responsible for the alleged attack, South Africans continue to make do with questionable energy supplies.

Despite the utility's inability to keep the nation permanently powered, Eskom is attempting to gain court approval to double the planned electricity hike.

Eskom is hopeful to obtain the green light to increase prices by 16.6%, an attempt to recover nearly R27 billion from ratepayers.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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