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The impact of load shedding has been a topical issue throughout the course of  this year due to how it has exacerbated the country’s socio economic issues. However, the government says measures are in place to have it resolved by next year.   


Load Shedding represents a persistent problem in South Africa. As the energy crisis worsens, government has declared a State of Disaster to resolve the matter.
 


It has been almost two decades since the country has been experiencing the worst loadshedding, both businesses and ordinary citizens are faced with the negative implications that come with the rolling blackouts.

 


The burden of ongoing loadshedding, which seems to be worsening, has garnered some much-needed attention from the government. This comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa cancelled an international  trip in a bid to resolve the ongoing issue.


People living in South Africa have to endure at least eight hours a day without electricity under Stage 6 blackouts. The price they will pay for electricity will increase once again in the coming months.

 


South Africans experienced more than 200 days of loadshedding in 2022. While 2022 has concluded, the darkness brought upon by rolling blackouts is set to continue into 2023.

 


South Africans have had to deal with loadshedding for at least 2,557 hours in 2022, so far. One of the contributing factors to the ongoing rolling blackouts is the lack of skilled personnel at the country’s power utility.

 


Grade 12 learners around the country are gearing up for the final examinations of their schooling. However, their preparation for the crucial examinations could be negatively impacted by the current energy crisis.

 


On Sunday morning, South Africans awoke to the news that Eskom increased Loadshedding to Stage 6. This announcement meant that millions of people will be spending more time in the dark.

 


The decommissioning of a power station in Mpumalanga could have left workers with nothing. However, the country’s power utility has signed a deal with a Western Cape University to train workers with crucial new skills.

 


Power cuts have become a common occurrence over the past few months as the demand for energy increases during winter. Eskom has announced that stage two loadshedding will continue.

 


South Africans will once again have to plan their day based on the availability of electricity as the country’s power utility announced that loadshedding will commence this week.

 


While it may be in the best interest of South Africa to have a stable supply of electricity, workers' unions have lambasted the plans presented by President Cyril Ramaphosa. They believe that the plans could result in the price of electricity skyrocketing.

 


South Africans have been subjected to more than 1600 hours of continuous loadshedding so far this year. And while the government has announced plans to end the rolling blackouts, loadshedding will be around for the next 24 months at least. 


More than 960 hours and counting. This is the number of hours of loadshedding that South Africans have been subjected to so far this year. This amounts to 40 days of rolling blackouts.

 


Eskom's latest announcement means South Africans are in for a dark weekend ahead. Loadshedding will also be escalated to stage 6 at 2 PM on Thursday and will remain in place until Friday morning.

 


South African power utility Eskom has announced stage 6 loadshedding will commence at 4 PM on Tuesday. Here’s what it means for the country.

 


South African power utility Eskom have revealed that loadshedding will continue throughout this coming week as the country faces a continued shortage of generation capacity.

 


Charge your phones, laptops and power banks, Eskom has announced that loadshedding will be implemented for at least the next week.

 


Rolling blackouts have plagued South Africa for the last few weeks and despite the current reprieve, sudden outages could plunge the country into darkness again.

 

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