Reassuring Energy Minister Commits to Keeping SA Load Shedding Below Stage 6 Threshold

Minister’s Assurance: No Power Cuts Beyond Stage 6

Newly appointed Minister of Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, calms South African citizens’ fears regarding escalating power cuts this winter. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Ramokgopa assures that power cuts will not exceed Stage 6
  • This assurance comes after the Minister’s oversight visits to all 14 of Eskom’s power stations across the country
  • Ramokgopa is confident that the problem of load shedding will be resolved

Kusile Power Station Visit

During his visit to the Kusile power station in Mpumalanga, Ramokgopa emphasized:

  1. Load shedding problems will be resolved
  2. The government will provide assistance to end load shedding
  3. Eskom has committed and skilled employees capable of solving the issue

Technical Problems, Not Corruption

According to Ramokgopa, the challenges Eskom faces are not due to corruption, but rather:

  • Technical issues at the core of the problem
  • These challenges are unrelated to any so-called corruption

Load Shedding Schedule Update

Eskom recently announced the following load shedding schedule:

  • Stage 2 will continue until 5am on Saturday
  • Stage 1 will be implemented from 5am to 4pm on Saturday
  • Load shedding is expected to be suspended by Sunday

Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has expressed optimism in resolving South Africa’s load shedding issues, reassuring citizens that power cuts will not surpass Stage 6. With the government’s support, the skilled workforce at Eskom is expected to address the technical challenges and ultimately resolve the country’s electricity problems.

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