For the second year in a row, Eskom management and key staff members will not take leave in the festive season as the power utility struggles to halt power outages.
South Africa’s energy crisis eased as Eskom scrambled to repair broken plants and supplemented supply using gas turbines and pumped-storage facilities.
President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short a trip abroad to deal with an escalating crisis at the state power company, as week-long blackouts threaten to tip the economy into recession.
Batteries that don’t have time to recover fully and criminals taking advantage of power cuts are two of the factors making life difficult for South Africa’s mobile networks as rolling blackouts continue into a sixth day.
Eskom has implemented stage-6 load shedding as the problems at the failed state-owned utility keep mounting.
South Africa’s flagging economy could face a second recession is as many years due to a new wave of nationwide power cuts.