South Africa reacts to the unexpected early return of load-shedding

South Africa reacts to the unexpected early return of load-shedding

- South Africans were seeing red when Eskom announced that Stage 2 load-shedding would be implemented

- This came after President Ramaphosa promised there would be no such thing until a little later

- Many people took to Twitter to discuss and complain about Eskom and its poor performance

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The new year had barely begun when Eskom announced that South Africa would be thrown into darkness with unexpected load-shedding.

Stage 2 load-shedding was announced on 4 January, caused by a broken conveyor belt at the Medupi power station and a constrained system.

This, after President Ramaphosa promised that load-shedding would not take place until at least 13 January. South Africans are very disappointed with the country's leader once again.

As is the norm, Mzansi took to social media to complain and discuss the matter. To say that peeps were displeased is putting it lightly. No pun intended.

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Many people think that Eskom has quite a cheek, as it was found that the power utility is demanding that employees be paid performance bonuses. reported earlier that Eskom is seeking an additional R1.8 billion solely for the purpose of paying bonuses.

If this money were paid to all employees, 47 658 of them, each would receive approximately R88 000.

The general reaction to this would be to ask if employees deserve 'performance' bonuses since the utility failed to supply electricity to users.

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