- Eskom has released its three-month forcast and has revealed that there is a very high chance that loadshedding will become a part of daily life
- South Africa was plunged back into stage 2 loadshedding earlier this month and this forecast does not show an end in sight
- Chris Yelland, an energy analyst, shared the news on Twitter that Eskom will be implementing loadshedding over the next 3 months
PAY ATTENTION: Join Briefly News' Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
Loadshedding has returned and it is not going anywhere anytime soon as the power utility revealed that there is a high chance that loadshedding will haunt South Africa for months to come.
South Africa was plunged into stage 2 loadshedding in January as the power utility battled to maintain a stable output as industries started up again after the Christmas holidays.
Chris Yelland, an energy analyst, revealed Eskom's power predictions which show a high chance of loadshedding.
"The @Eskom_SA three-month forecast on its website shows that the risk of loadshedding is code RED for every week for next 3 months."
Here are some reactions from Twitter users to Yelland's analysis:
"But they will blame the tax paying public for overuse as opposed to blaming themselves for underproduction ."
"It's crazy. They need you to buy every watt they can produce but South African's have become more energy-efficient, screwing them when they have supplied."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Brian Molefe, the former Eskom boss, didn't hold back on Friday as he accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of being a tool of the mining giant Glencore.
He told the state capture enquiry that Ramaphosa knew what Glencore wanted when it made him the chairperson of Optimum Coal Mine.
The company was then sold to the controversial Indian business family, the Guptas according to IOL.
Molefe maintained that Ramaphosa was a crucial figure behind the coal contracts between Glencore and Eskom. He said that Glencore had demanded that the price of coal was increased from R150 a ton to R530 in 2014 which would result in Glencore getting R6 billion over the following three years.
In other news, Zakes Bantwini has been accused of lying after he claimed that at least four people died recently due to load-shedding. The musician took to social media on Thursday night, 14 January and shared that he knows at least four people who succumbed to Covid-19 because their ventilators stopped working due to load-shedding.
Eskom implemented Stage 2 load-shedding from Thursday midday. Zakes said he wondered how many people lost their loved ones because Eskom switched off power in their areas. The star took to Twitter and wrote:
"I know at least 4ppl who passed today, their ventilations stopped working because of load shedding. I wonder how many ppl lost their loved ones today because of load shedding, can we at least deal with one pandemic at a time pls #COVID19 #Loadshedding #Eskom."
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!
Source: Briefly News