7 things that could see load shedding return in the next few months

Eskom has called on consumers to save energy over the summer period as the risk of load shedding remains.

The power utility warned that its power system “remains tight and vulnerable” because of increased maintenance.

The group has also seen increasing cases of vandalism on its equipment, while illegal connections are increasing, chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer said on Wednesday (4 September).

Oberholzer said that the state company was able to run for 164 straight days without implementing power cuts, but he highlighted the biggest risks that could see rolling blackouts return.

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