Cape Town – Eskom says it has extended stage 4 load shedding until Wednesday morning.
In a statement, Eskom said that the unlawful industrial action at various power stations has impacted planned maintenance and repairs and as a result, Stage 4 load shedding will continue to be implemented from 05:00 on until midnight.
This will continue at least until Wednesday morning.
“This is due to unlawful and unprotected labour action at a number of power stations, which has caused delays in carrying out planned maintenance and repairs. Furthermore, at a number of power stations, the full staff complement has not reported for duty. 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 Eskom.
Unlawful industrial action at various Eskom power stations has impacted planned maintenance and repairs, and at some stations the full complement of workers have not reported for duty. As
a result, Stage 4 loadshedding will regretfully continue to be implemented pic.twitter.com/6iN4wRi8Al
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) June 26, 2022
Eskom had initially announced on Friday morning that load shedding will be implemented at stage 4 from 11:00 until midnight on Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, stage 4 load shedding will be implemented from 05:00 until midnight.
Picture: Twitter/ @Eskom_SA
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo