Dark days ahead as load-shedding continues

South Africans experienced darkness for over four hours during the weekend because of the power cuts. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says Stage 4 load-shedding will resume at 9am on Monday morning.

On Saturday, the parastatal said the power cuts led to a further decline in water reserves used to supplement generation capacity.

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The power utility says the loss of capacity includes lost imports from Mozambique which have been affected by tropical storm Idai.

At the same time, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan agrees with the South African public that continued load-shedding is disruptive to the economy.

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In a statement, Gordhan says Treasury and his department have committed to fast-track the repair of generating units at power stations.

Gordhan says everything possible is being done to normalise the electricity supply.

But this is cold comfort for many business owners, especially those who need a lot of electricity for their daily operation.