Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says while carbon emissions have to be reduced, one of government’s current priorities is energy security which is affordable and accessible.
Power cuts are back after weeks of reprieve.
The Special Provincial Official funeral for former KwaZulu-Natal Premier and cabinet minister, Dr. Ben Ngubane, is due to take place at the Ngwelezane Community Hall, in Empangeni, on Sunday morning.
Eskom says the national grid is under severe pressure and has appealed to people to turn off non-essential appliances. This comes as temperatures plummet in many parts of the country and people rely on heaters to stay warm.