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WATCH | Energy expert: SA on the cusp of Stage 7 blackouts

Experts are warning of Stage 7 power cuts if Eskom fails to lower the current Stage 6 by Thursday.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa is on the cusp of record-breaking Stage 7 blackouts.

That's according to energy analyst Ted Blom.

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Eskom earlier implemented Stage 6 blackouts until further notice.

The embattled power utility says it's been unable to deal with the high number of breakdowns since Tuesday night.

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Its emergency generation reserves are also not enough and are being preserved.

"If they don't resolve Stage 6 by tomorrow [Thursday], we'll move to Stage 7 because we're about to lose another 1,000MW when they take unit 1 of Koeberg down for refurbishment for six months," he said.

"So yes, we're on the cusp of record-breaking Stage 7 load-shedding."

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