Twelfth consecutive day of loadshedding to leave users in the dark

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As the days become a bit chillier in the evenings, Eskom announced this afternoon that loadshedding will come into effect from 17:00 today.

This will make it the twelfth consecutive day that South Africans have been left in the dark.

The announcement comes after Eskom said this morning that things aren’t looking too great in terms of the power situation for this evening.

Eskom’s newly-appointed Acting CEO Brian Molefe yesterday said the utility didn’t foresee any loadshedding over the upcoming long weekend. He also added that Eskom will be embarking on what it called a “maintenance festival” as it tries to maintain South Africa’s ailing power grid.

Charlie Fripp

Charlie Fripp

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.