The national energy producer, Eskom, has predicted that Saturday would be free of any load shedding but warned that the system is unpredictable and under considerable strain.
This is due to a number of breakdowns at powerplants across the country.
"While a number of units have returned to service, Eskom unexpectedly lost some generation units last night but load shedding is not expected," the state-owned company said in a statement .
Briefly.co.za learned that Eskom is using its emergency reserves to keep the lights on where necessary but has warned the country that due to the vulnerable situation the power grid is in, the system is unpredictable and load shedding may have to be introduced.
President Cyril Ramaphosa told South Africa that the festive season would be free of any form of load shedding, particularly referring to the period between the 17th of December 2019 and the 15th of January 2020.
This follows a series of major failures at Eskom which resulted in stage 6 load shedding during November, which resulted in massive public outrage according to fin24.com.
Earlier this week, Briefly.co.za learned that Eskom had been instructed by the government to shut down a number of units.
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