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No loadshedding is likely in the immediate future, but as demand rises, the national grid will be put under pressure, Eskom has said.
Eskom's older coal power stations will be switched off forever in the future and people will suffer if the transition away from coal is not managed properly.
Media commentators have questioned Eskom's move to replace spokesperson Andrew Etzinger, who was well respected and trusted for speedy load shedding updates.
As South Africans prepare for the summer holiday with lazy days of parties and fine food, Eskom says there will not be any disturbances caused by power cuts.
Eskom says unit one of the Kusile power station has switched on the barring gear motor, which is a mechanism to ensure a turbine does not bend.
The national power system will be tight and is expected to stay that way during peak hours for the rest of the week, says Eskom.
Eskom has declared another power emergency and urged commercial customers to switch off non-essential lights.
Even though Eskom has stopped load shedding, there is still a risk that the electricity system could change at short notice, said acting head of generation Andrew Etzinger.
Eskom has reportedly ordered a communication blackout after sidelining its public spokesperson Andrew Etzinger and ordering contractors not to talk to the media.
Eskom has implemented stage two rolling power cuts to help bolster power supply for the rest of the week, acting CEO Dan Marokane says.
Durban has announced stage 3 load shedding, while the rest of the country is experiencing stage 2 load shedding.
South Africa could face a complete blackout in response to a court interdict against a strike at Eskom, warns the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.
Eskom says national power grid is stable and would remain stable over the weekend, following a spell of electricity cuts.
Eskom has announced that it is now on Stage 1 of load shedding, after warning earlier of extremely tight power supply.
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