It is not normal for a society to be this unequal, hence we cannot adopt a standard or even classical approach to the challenges that we encounter, writes Ralph Mathekga.
A statement from Eskom said while no load shedding was expected for the day, there were constraints and vulnerabilities in the system.
Eskom says that unplanned breakdowns of generating units have risen to above 11 000 MW.
Unplanned breakdowns are still abouve 10 500 MW, roughly a quarter of SA's total nominal capacity.
This comes after the power utility only terminated stage 2 load shedding at 05:00 on Friday morning.
Eskom has warned on Wednesday evening that the power system continues to remain "severely constrained and vulnerable".
Business owners surveyed by IHS Markit are doubtful that there will be a turnaround in business conditions as they expect the economy to worsen.
The finance minister says relief will only be negotiated once Eskom has shown progress in its turnaround strategy.
President Cyril Ramaphosa should replace the existing board with credible engineers and community representatives, says NUM media officer Luphert Chilwane.
But it again warned that power rationing could return at short notice.
In SA power rationing is a "significant investment constraint," says Trudi Makhaya.
Eskom warns that the power system remains constrained and vulnerable.
Eskom cautions South Africans that loadshedding is a last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout.
While the power system remains "extremely constrained and vulnerable", Eskom will try not to implement loadshedding on Friday evening and over the weekend.
Eskom started stage 2 loadshedding on Wednesday evening.
Its emergency command centre is seeking to supplement diesel stocks to 'avoid and/or if unavoidable, minimise load shedding'.
But the Absa Purchasing Manager's Index shows businesses remain concerned about loadshedding and the slowing global economy.
The cash-strapped utility says it does not expect to have to institute rotational power cuts this week.
South Africa is set to play Wales at 11:00 SA time on Sunday in the second semi-final of the Rugby World Cup.
Such speculation has a 'damaging effect' on the country's future, says Treasury.
South Africa was forced to deal with rotational power outages last week following major problems at the massive coal-fired power station.
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