Stage 4 load shedding extended until Wednesday, at least.

Eskom announced that stage four power cuts would continue until at least Wednesday after workers failed to report for duty at various power stations.

The power utility says power cuts are anticipated to continue following delays in planned maintenance and repairs.

“As a result, unplanned generation losses have not been reduced as planned, which has compelled Eskom to continue taking precautionary measures to conserve generation capacity and safeguard plant from damage,’’ said spokesperson, Sikonathi Manthantsha.

“Adequate emergency reserves are crucial to assist with the generation deficit while dealing with generating units that may trip owing to unlawful action, and to compensate for the inability,’’ he added.

Eskom’s employees have gone on an unprotected strike, the action comes after a deadlock in wage negotiations between Eskom’s management and unions.  Eskom's has warned that more blackout misery is on the cards this week if the unlawful strike persists.

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By: Everngelista Muza 


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