Eskom not expecting load-shedding this weekend

File: Eskom says its systems are stable.

File: Eskom says it continually improves its contingency plans and that the likelihood of reaching Stage 8 is low.


JOHANNESBURG - Good news this long weekend - Eskom is not expecting any rolling blackouts.

The power utility says demand for electricity is dropping significantly and its generating units are coming back up as scheduled.

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However, the utility warns the system remains vulnerable.

So load-shedding could be implemented at short notice.

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Eskom has been struggling to keep the lights on since last week.

On Monday, Eskom implemented stage 6 of load-shedding, prompting President Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short his visit in Egypt.

The president has blamed subotage for the rolling blackouts.