Mzansi speculates what stage 8 load-shedding would look like

Mzansi speculates what stage 8 load-shedding would look like

- Energy expert Ted Blom has warned that stage 8 load-shedding might be a feature of 2021

- He warned that Eskom is not always honest with its load-shedding schedule and things might get a lot worse in 2021

- South Africans have no idea what stage 8 might look like, tweeps took to the internet to share their theories

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South Africa breathed a sigh of relief when Eskom announced that stage 2 load-shedding had been suspended.

However, Ted Blom, an energy analyst, has warned that Eskom is not always honest with its load-shedding schedules and South Africa might be in for a lot worse, possibly stage 6 load-shedding.

Blom said something else that really caught South Africa's attention, he said he wouldn't be surprised if Eskom introduces stage 8 load-shedding.

Mzansi speculates what stage 8 load-shedding would look like
South Africans don't know what stage 8 load-shedding might look like, tweeps shared their theories online. Photo credit: Photo by Lucky Maibi/Foto24/Gallo Images
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Twitter users started speculating what stage 8 might look like and some of their ideas were hilarious, others were downright frightening.

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Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the reactions to the news that stage 8 load-shedding might be a real thing:

@PonagatsoN:

"Load-shedding stage 8 is when the truck company is taking the sun away"

@Retired_Makoti:

"What’s Stage 8?? "
"At this point, I’m willing to apologize to Zuma and the Guptas. What sort of clownery is Stage 8!! "
STAGE 8!!!"

@Jesus_My_Cousin:

"Saw stage 8 & thought people are discussing Candy Crush levels kanti you talking about load-shedding."

@Ngcamu_Lungelo:

"Apparently, stage 8 means you can forget about that light at the end of the tunnel."

@KatlehoMolai1:

"Stage 8 is where they fly to space and cima the sun and the moon with a bucket of water."

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Eskom made the welcome announcement that stage 2 load shedding would be suspended on Monday. However, it might be the calm before the storm as Ted Blom, a respected energy expert, warns that stage 8 load-shedding might be on the cards for 2021.

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Blom spoke on the Free Marketeers podcast where he warned the Eskom was not always 100% transparent with its load-shedding schedules.

An example he gives is that when advertised as stage 1, Eskom actually implements stage 3 power cuts.

However, in a surprising announcement Eskom has announced that load-shedding will be suspended from Monday evening after an improvement in its struggles to power the nation.

In a statement released on Monday evening, Eskom confirmed that generation capacity had improved following the return of some generation units:

"Eskom is pleased to inform the public that load-shedding will be suspended from 23:00 tonight as the generation capacity has improved following the return of some generators to service."

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Source: Briefly News

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