Power extremely tight approaching winter – Gigaba

2014-02-25 12:44

Electricity supply will be extremely tight from April to July, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has said.

“As we are heading to winter, I would like to urge that electricity be used carefully,” he said today at a briefing by Eskom in Joburg on the state of its system.

He said improvement of Eskom’s maintenance practices was moving in the right direction.

“This will eventually ensure long-term security of reliable electricity supply.”

He urged the country to continue supporting Eskom’s effort to “keep the lights on”.

“No effort is insignificant in this regard.”

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