October 17, 2021


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Workers threatened as power cuts loom on Monday

Workers threatened as power cuts loom on Monday


It’s a sad state of affairs when Eskom can report that the country is on the verge of load shedding, and hardly any of us feel surprised. Electricity utility revealed three faulty units put pressure on the grid, while the power outages are significant on Monday:

Eskom announces a possibility of load shedding for Monday

The firm issued a statement earlier claiming that 15,000 MW of power is currently offline. Eskom also pleaded with South Africans to reduce their electricity use throughout Monday evening:

“Eskom is urging the public to reduce their electricity consumption as the electricity grid is seriously limited this afternoon. The return of a united generation has been delayed, while two others have stumbled. Any further degeneration could see Eskom implementing short-term load shedding on Monday. ”

“This forced feeding system is expected to continue throughout the week. The Tutuka and Hendrina units both tripped, removing over 11,000 MW from our capacity. This is in addition to the 4,658 MW currently out of service due to scheduled maintenance. We urge the people of South Africa to reduce their electricity consumption. ”


Eskom employees are “threatened” during maintenance work

It happens the same day that Eskom employees were threatened and intimidated while performing services in Gauteng. A follow-up statement revealed that the company had withdrawn its services from three key areas:

“We have temporarily suspended our services in Kaalfontein, Ivory Park and Ebony Park following threats against our employees. Services will resume when our employees can work safely in the areas. ”


Gauteng load reduction program for Monday August 17th

And, to complete the treble in the disappointing news, the following regions will face “load cuts” on Monday. The lights should go out in three different provinces, for three to five hours tonight:

  • Gauteng: Soweto, Vaal and West Rand (5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.).
  • Mpumalanga: Hibiscus Coast, Mandeni, Mfolozi, Msinga, Mtubatuba, Newcastle, Ray Nakonyeni, uMngeni (5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.).
  • Free state: Lejweleputswa, Thabo Mofutsanyana (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.).


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