Cape Town – Eskom has said that stage 6 load shedding will be implemented on Monday afternoon.
The power utility made the announcement in a statement on Sunday.
“As the generation capacity shortages persist over the next few weeks, load shedding would continue to be implemented at various stages.
“Eskom cautions the public that it will still take a few weeks for the power generation system to fully recover to pre-strike levels.
Stage 6 loadshedding will be implemented on Monday afternoon, with varying stages of loadshedding implemented during the week. pic.twitter.com/TfINrHKsYb
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) July 3, 2022
“Depending on several possibilities – including the workforce fully returning to work to conduct much-needed repairs to equipment – it is anticipated that load shedding will gradually be lowered to stage 2 by the weekend,” said Eskom.
Stage 4 is currently being implemented until midnight. Stage 2 will be implemented until 05:00 on Monday, after which Stage 4 will begin. From 16:00 until 22:00, Stage 6 load shedding will kick in.
Talks between the unions and Eskom collapsed more than a week ago after the power utility offered workers 5.3%.
This resulted in thousands of Eskom workers downing tools at nine of its power stations and other operating facilities.
Last week, power utility reportedly tabled a 7% wage increase, a move that prompted the labour unions to call on their members to return to work earlier this week.
Talks were set to continue.