Locals will be able to watch the quarter-finals of the international Rugby World Cup without interruption, as Eskom has announced there will no load shedding over the weekend.
Speaking to Reuters, acting Eskom Chief Executive Jabu Mabuza said that more generating units will be returned to service over the course of the weekend.
“The system remains constrained and vulnerable,” Mabuza said. “However, some generating units have already returned to service and we are expecting more units to return to service over the next few days, which lessens the probability of load shedding towards the weekend.”
According to Mabuza, the decision to instate power cuts was necessary to ensure that the power grid does not totally collapse after unplanned outages.
“Our objective is not to implement load shedding. If we have to, as a matter of last resort in order to protect the integrity of the system, we aim to do so at minimal levels, in the shortest duration possible,” he said.
This weekend, South Africa will play against Japan in a quarter-final match on Sunday at 12:15 pm. You will be able to go to your nearest sports bar with other supporters without worrying about the lights turning off. Lets back our boytjies!
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