The streets of Yeoville in Johannesburg are shown in darkness after Eskom implemented loads-shedding. File photo: THULANI MBELE
The streets of Yeoville in Johannesburg are shown in darkness after Eskom implemented loads-shedding. File photo: THULANI MBELE

Eskom announced a third consecutive week of load-shedding on Monday due to generation capacity shortages and after Zambia’s power generation decreased on the weekend, affecting the Southern African Power Pool.

Eskom will now ramp up load-shedding to stage 4 from 1pm on Monday until 5am on Friday, cutting 4,000MW instead of the originally planned 2,000MW, the utility said in a statement released via Twitter.

Eskom has enforced countrywide power cuts for nine out of the 11 months of this year.

Bloomberg News. More stories like this are available on bloomberg.com

subscribe

Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments?
Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.