- South Africans were once again very upset with Eskom after load-shedding hit Johannesburg suburbs
- This happened despite the assurances from Eskom that there will be no outages
- Many people voiced their opinions on social media as they ranted about Eskom
Eskom is synonymous with frustration and anger - load-shedding is a dreaded part of South African lives thanks to the power utility that can't provide for its users.
There were promises made that the country won't have to endure any outages on Saturday, 21 December, and we believed them.
However, it came, and it had South Africans beyond angry. Many are starting to feel that Eskom is doing this on purpose.
Here's what some upset peeps had to say:
"Do you do this on purpose, the technician's sit there and think...mmmm they have had power for too many consecutive days. We need to sort it out because every week without fail we sit without power. Weekly loadshedding..."
"Unplanned outage loadshedding this is totally crap and all in paying area's this never happens in areas were people don't pay"
"I am sure all the small businesses trying to get their share of the xmas shopping spree thank you for closing their doors today. Don’t forget to bill them for services though!"
"Why can't this be sorted out once and for all #weltevredenpark has an outage every month. Do technicians not know what they are doing or is it people awarded the job, without requisite skills?"
"Stop apologizing and fix it. These areas are without power ever second damn week. What is the status."
"Soooo just done an analysis.. WITHOUT THE ADDITIONAL LOADSHEDDING Ruimsig has an additional 12 power interruptions.. IN 20 DAYS...work that out... Why can you not just FIX the never-ending problems.."
"In other words business as usual..."
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that energy expert and engineer Chris Yelland says that more trouble is headed Eskom's way.
In a post to social media, Yelland revealed that the state-owned entity has been served with a notice over two problematic units at the Kendal Power Station:
"More troubles for embattled SA national electricity utility as the Department of Environmental Affairs serves written notice on Eskom to shut down problematic generation Units 1 & 5 at Kendal power station by 9 Jan 2020 due to illegal emissions & environmental noncompliance over an extended period."
Does this mean South Africans can expect an even darker 2020? Only time will tell.
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