People who are disappointed with the ANC don't see opposition parties as offering an alternative, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
The power utility says it lost two more generating units on Thursday evening.
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Every debtor should honour their payments and every sinner must repent. But why does it seem like when Eskom is wielding the stick, the most vulnerable are struck first and hardest?
Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan told Parliament through a written reply to questions from Members of Parliament that Eskom's Generation Entity would remain completely state-owed function.
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Breakdowns in the Eskom fleet stood at 14,096 MW on Friday, slightly less than the 14,200 MW in breakdowns on December 9 – when Eskom implemented load shedding stage 4.
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The Democratic Alliance has called for the minister of energy and mineral resources, to be fired over the power crisis gripping the country.
Projections for SA's economic growth in 2019 have been repeatedly downgraded, with the SA Reserve Bank now anticipating a rise of just 0.5% in GDP.
South Africans have responded with typical humour on Twitter to the news that power utility Eskom has implemented stage 6 load shedding.
Despite the loss of some generating units, no power cuts were expected on Friday.
Soweto residents have taken to the streets to protest against power cuts in the area.
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There is still sufficient capacity available from its emergency reserves to meet Wednesday's forecasted demand, says Eskom.
Stage 2 loadshedding will start at 21:00 on Wednesday evening.
The city has written to the minister of mineral resources and energy asking that it and other municipalities be permitted to buy electricity directly from independent power producers, avoiding a pending court case.
The City of Cape Town is seeking court permission to buy electricity directly from independent power producers due to the ongoing blackouts in the country.
Rolling blackouts in South Africa have affected some public services over the last few days, including the police's emergency phone line in Port Elizabeth, and some ATMs.
"Our immediate priority is to get as much generating capacity back online within the shortest possible time," said the president.
At stage 8 Eskom expects to be providing electricity to the average South African for 12 hours out of every 24.
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