South African state utility Eskom plans to correct design defects at all units of its mammoth Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations, it said on Monday, after completing modifications on one of the plants’ units.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is later today expected to launch of the Waterberg District Development Model in Shongoane village near Lephalale in Limpopo.
The National Assembly has approved a SCOPA report into Eskom with 23 recommendations.
Eskom says it will reinstate stage two load shedding from midday to 23:00 on Friday. It says it will start with stage one at 09:00 and switch to stage two at midday.
Eskom Board Chairperson Jabu Mabuza says following a cost benefit analysis review, Eskom has decided that it will be more beneficial to the country to continue with the new build program.