Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe is leaving the power utility at the end of this month. Phasiwe says working for Eskom has not been an easy task.
Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says the problems plaguing Eskom should be not happening, this as the power utility has implemented stage two of load-shedding on Monday.
Johannesburg’s City Power says it has managed to restore power to the areas north of Johannesburg which were affected by Wednesday’s fire at an Eskom Allandale substation. Several areas around Midrand were left without power.
Eskom has announced the implementation of Stage-three load shedding nationwide from 8am on Tuesday until 11pm.
Eskom has now implemented stage four load shedding. The embattled power utility says it has lost another six generating units and this has necessitated the increase in loadshedding from stage two to stage four.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says Eskom will be unbundled into three entities to deal with generation, transmission and distribution under Eskom Holdings.
Eskom says it is concern that many municipalities in the Free State have not been able to settle their electricity debts.
Eskom has come under intense pressure this week as one stakeholder after another submitted proposals to the National Energy Regulator (NESRA) on why Eskom should be denied further tariff hikes.
Eskom has refused to divulge the names and countries of origins of the international banks that will be assisting with its finances.