Eskom has announced that Stage 2 load shedding will continue on Monday and Tuesday from 21:00 until 05:00 the next morning.
Eskom announced the resumption of load shedding on Saturday after it lost close to 20 000 megawatts of power because of numerous power unit breakdowns and planned maintenance.
Stage 2 load shedding will therefore continue on Sunday night until 05:00 on Monday morning.
It will then resume on Monday evening until 05:00 on Tuesday morning and will also take place from 21:00 in the evening on Tuesday until 05:00 on Wednesday morning.
Eskom says in a statement that nuclear power station Koeberg’s Unit 1 also tripped – forcing the extension of load shedding on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Stage 2 loadshedding will be suspended at 05:00 on Monday; then resume at 21:00 – 05: 00 on Monday and Tuesday nights pic.twitter.com/DJSMkJXmN8
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) October 24, 2021
Meanwhile, the City of Johannesburg has rejected Eskom’s current load shedding, saying it’s considering legal action against the power utility.
Political analyst Levy Ndou discusses the issue: