Eskom says it has suspended load shedding with effect from 05:00 on Thursday morning.

The power utility had implemented stage 2 load shedding since last Thursday.

This was due to breakdowns of some generating units.

Eskom Spokesperson Sikhonathi Mantshantsha says significant risks to the power system remain and load shedding could again be implemented at short notice.

“Some generation units will return to service which will further ease the pressure on the system.  We expect units to return to service at Kriel, Majuba, Hendrina, Lethabo and Tutuka power stations. Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any significant changes to the power system,” says Mantshantsha.

In the video below, Professor Hartmut Winkler, Professor of Physics at the University of Johannesburg, says load shedding in South Africa will not end in the near future: