After a short break during the State of the Nation Address, load-shedding is back with a vengeance. Eskom announced the return of the outages on Saturday, escalating the situation to Stage 3.
South Africans are unimpressed with the return of load-shedding after a short break to allow for the State of the Nation Address to take place.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Eskom released a statement on Saturday morning announcing a shortage of capacity:
"Unplanned outages or breakdowns were at 10 612 MW as at 06:00 this morning while planned maintenace is at 6 574 MW. As the system is vulnerable, any additional changes on the system performance may require a shift in stage at short notice."
The utility reminded South Africans that load-shedding will be an unfortunate part of life for the foreseeable future:
"Eskom reminds South Africans that there is a possibility of increased load-shedding over the next 18 months as we are conducting critical maintenance to restore the ageing plant to good health."
Citizens took to social media to share their displeasure, with many claiming the increase in the outages is punishment for the days of uninterrupted electricity over the past week,
Take a look at a few responses to the implementation of Stage 3 power cuts below:
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