Eskom Implements Load Reduction in Ekurhuleni, Residents Furious

Eskom Implements Load Reduction in Ekurhuleni, Residents Furious

  • The state utility Eskom announced that it will be implementing load reduction in different parts of the Gauteng Province
  • It announced that areas in Ekurhuleni, including Vosloorus, Tsakane and Spruitview, will experience load reduction until 10 pm
  • Eskom told Briefly News how long load reduction in these areas would last
  • Residents were fuming and accused Eskom of bringing loadshedding back under the guise of load reduction

Tebogo Mokwena, Briefly News's current affairs journalist, covered issues like loadshedding, fuel prices, and environmental affairs during his seven years at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News.

Eskom implemented load reduction in Ekurhuleni
Netizens were unhappy that Eskom was implementing load reduction in townships in Ekurhuleni. Image: Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG — Eskom announced that parts of Ekurhuleni in Gauteng will experience load reduction for a few hours on 11 July.

Eskom announces load-reduction schedule

The State-owned enterprise posted on its X account @Eskom_SA that it will implement load reduction in high-density areas. These include Vosloorus, Duduza, Tsakane, Zonkizizwe and Spruitview.

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Eskom has recently been criticized for introducing load reduction despite celebrating over 100 days of no loadshedding. Some believed that load reduction was another term for loadshedding.

View the tweet here:

Eskom updates Briefly News on load-reduction duration

Eskom told Briefly News how long load reduction would last.

"Load reduction will remain in effect as long as the overloading of the network, particularly transformers, continues," Eskom said.

South Africans unhappy with Eskom

Netizens voiced their opposition to load reduction.

WJ Levien said:

"Load reduction is just the new term for load shedding. Good going, guys. I knew you couldn't keep this streak up forever."

Kenneth said:

"The worst company ever."

Arnold said:

"It is worth noting that some on the list do not pay Eskom and therefore fall into the loadshed category."

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Philani Sikho said:

"People from those areas are proud they are not paying electricity. Eskom, investigate your staff, as they are the ones who bridge meters!"

King Marston asked:

"Why only townships, though?"

Thabang said:

"We said it. It's just a matter of time."

Blazah asked:

"What's the reason behind the five hours and not the two hours we're used to?"

Johannesburg residents oppose the R200 monthly service bill for electricity meters

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Johannesburg residents were furious after the City Council passed a monthly motion to charge people R200.

The amount is for servicing the prepaid electricity meters; residents called it daylight robbery.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: