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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.
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.
Centurion households affected by the spate of electricity outages in the City of Tshwane have been asked to exercise some patience as teams are working to resolve power-related issues.
Gautrain passengers that were left stranded on Friday morning following load shedding took to social media to vent their anger.
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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.
Business Insider asked two experts how South Africans can keep their homes safe during load shedding.
Eskom says there is no load shedding expected on Saturday, but warned that its power generating system remains constrained and is performing at very low levels of reliability
Eskom said load shedding will likely continue for the rest of the week.
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