- Despite the ANC's promises of change, load-shedding has made its return in South Africa
- Barely a week into the new year, Stage 2 was announced by Eskom
- The load-shedding was apparently caused by a broken conveyor belt
Eskom 'treated' South Africans to Stage 2 load-shedding very early in the new year. On 4 January, the power utility announced that the dreaded power cuts will be implemented.
As reported on by TimesLIVE, the load-shedding is caused by a broken conveyor belt at the Medupi power station and a constrained system.
This, despite promises by the African National Congress that things will look brighter in 2020.
The load-shedding can be expected to carry on until the new week as it will last until early on 6 January, Briefly.co.za learnt.
The conveyor belt has been fixed, but the load-shedding will continue because of a loss of additional units and exhaustion of diesel.
Add to that the poor maintenance of the past, and you've got the perfect recipe for candlelight dinners and quiet nights.
"Owing to inadequate maintenance over a number of years, the system remains vulnerable to planned outages."
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