Eskom Reduces Loadshedding From Stage 6 To Stage 4, SA Unhappy: “Makes No Difference”

Eskom Reduces Loadshedding From Stage 6 To Stage 4, SA Unhappy: “Makes No Difference”

  • Eskom has announced that loadshedding will be reduced from Stage 6 to Stage 4 from Sunday, 26 November 2023 at noon
  • The power utility has been rolling out Stage 6 consistently since Friday, adding to people's frustration
  • The Stage 4 announcement failed to impress South Africans who said it was not enough to make a difference
Eskom reduced loadshedding
Eskom announced that it will be implementing Stage 4 loadshedding. Image: Waldo Swiegers and stock photo
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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom made an announcement on Sunday morning, 26 November 2023 that from midday, loadshedding would be reduced to Stage 4.

Eskom releases statement

Eskom released a statement saying enforcing Stage 6 load-shedding for a few days has allowed the company to replenish emergency reserves at its pumped storage and open cycle gas turbine (OCGT) power stations.

Upcoming stages of loadshedding

As a result, load-shedding will be scaled back to Stage 4 from 12pm until 5am on Monday. Thereafter, Stage 3 will be in effect from 5am until 4pm on Monday, followed by a return to Stage 4 from 4pm until 5am on Tuesday.

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SA calls Eskom out

Despite Eskom's update, people are voicing their frustration on social media. Several citizens claim the state-owned company is not entirely transparent, because they believe that loadshedding was downgraded from Stage 8 to Stage 6.

See some of the comments below:

@goolammv said:

"You are lying. We have been on Stage 8. You will be reducing this to Stage 6."

@Constitution_94 mentioned:

"Mxm, who cares? This is just a PR exercise in preparation for Sputla Ramokgopa who will be holding a presser soon."

@b_sigidi asked:

"Are we supposed to be happy about this nonsense?"

@Azhar_Casoo wrote:

"This Stage 6 and 8 look identical. Utter rubbish."

@Liz65251060 shared:

"My schedule remains the same either way. 5 outages, 10.5 hours on a Sunday! Change this schedule, you are literally ruining our lives!!"

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@NokUrSelfOut added:

"Makes no difference so stop lying."

Eskom blames heatwave for Stage 6 loadshedding

In a related article, Briefly News reported that Eskom announced the rolling out of Stage 6 loadshedding from Friday until 5am on Monday.

The power utility cited a severe shortage of generating capacity and the necessity to replenish emergency reserves.

Source: Briefly News

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