There will be no load shedding for the weekend, according to power utility Eskom. In a statement on Friday morning, Eskom said they had recovered three generation units overnight and will therefore suspend load shedding.

South Africans have had to deal with Level 1 and Level 2 load shedding this week due to breakdowns and maintenance at power plants.

“Three generators were returned to service at the Lethabo, Medupi and Kusile power stations, while another unit at Kusile was taken offline for repairs. While the supply constraints have eased for the rest of the weekend, Eskom would like to remind the public to continue to use electricity sparingly as the aged generation infrastructure is unpredictable, unreliable and volatile,” read the statement.

Eskom also thanked South Africans for their assistance and patience during load shedding.


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