It’s candles and gas stoves once again for South Africans as Eskom recently announced loadshedding would be back on the cards from 4pm this afternoon until 10pm tonight.
Along with this, the power utility further stated that loadshedding would be implemented daily from 5am to 10pm until Saturday.
The latest bout of rolling blackouts has been caused by a shortage of generation capacity “owning to breakdowns and delays in returning some generating units to service,” Eskom said in a statement.
The following power stations: Arnot, Duvha, Kendal, Medupi and Tutuka have all seen breakdowns in their generation units with delays in returning a unit to service at Hendrina Power Station further exasperating the already severe power constraints.
There is currently 4588MW on planned maintenance and another 16142MW of capacity unavailable due to breakdowns.