South Africa

Eskom to continue stage 2 load shedding on Tuesday

"Eskom wishes to assure the public that implementing load shedding is the last resort in order to protect the national grid. This loss added to breakdowns at the Kriel and the Medupi power stations because of difficulties experienced during startup," said the company in a statement. 

Eskom's teams were working around the clock to return as many generation units as possible, it said. The colder weather also meant demand for electricity has risen significantly.

"We therefore urge the public to continue assisting us in managing consumption in order to reduce the impact of the supply constraints."

The company would communicate any significant changes to the supply situation, it said.

Although load shedding was suspended during the country's hard Covid-19 lockdown, an increase in demand due to winter weather, industries reopening during eased lockdown levels, and multiple breakdowns due to poor maintenance over decades has seen the return of rotational blackouts. 

African News Agency (ANA)

- African News Agency (ANA); Editing by Desiree Erasmus 

Football news:

De Ligt had shoulder surgery and will miss 3 months
Modibo – infected with coronavirus Barcelona player. The disease passes without symptoms
Lichtsteiner finished his career. The former Juve and Arsenal defender is 36 years old
Matuidi left Juventus. The midfielder will move to Inter Miami Beckham
Goetze turned down Beckham's Inter. Mario wants to play in Europe
Tonali will move to Inter after the end of the Europa League
Gasperini worked at Juventus (only with youth) and Inter (sacked after 5 matches), but Atalanta became the grandee for him