Large parts of Gauteng have been hit with “load reduction” in recent weeks. Supplier Eskom has explained that load reduction is not the same as load-shedding.
Eskom said on Sunday two of its technicians were kidnapped by residents and forced to restore a transformer that had been shut down because of non-payment.
Eskom has issued a warning to SA that electricity consumption needs to be lowered. The utility has thus far managed to keep the lights on amid Covid-19 lockdown
As winter grips South Africa, experts are warning that Eskom's power generation is under increased pressure. This increases the possibility of load shedding.
Eskom says its power system is under severe pressure but not expecting load-shedding, for now. Eskom has also urged South Africans to use electricity sparingly.
Struggling power utility Eskom has announced that 'only' three days of Stage 1 load-shedding can be expected during South Africa's winter season this year.