Do we need to brace for more load shedding? Not yet, says Eskom

Eskom is assuring South Africans that there won't be load shedding this winter.

Eskom spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe says they are diverting coal from stations that have adequate supply to those that are running low.

Phasiwe says 6 of their stations do not have adequate supply of coal at the moment.

We are working on managing that so we don't have a situation of power shortages in South Africa.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

READ: Claims that Gupta-linked Tegeta threatened to cut Eskom's coal supply

Phasiwe says they have contacted Treasury to make sure they get additional sources of coal. He says three of the stations affected are those being supplied by Gupta owned Tegeta.

They have declared an emergency and that process is underway where they are trying to get someone who can run that process while they are still sorting their own issues there.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

We are doing everything possible not to go to the stage of load shedding. Load shedding is always a possibility.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

ALSO READ: Load shedding - what you need to do

Listen to why Eskom says we shouldn't panic yet...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Kidnapping for ransom on the rise in Gauteng

Kidnapping for ransom on the rise in Gauteng

Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says kidnapers are out to get a ransom from desperate parents.

[WATCH] Nativity play turns hilariously violent as fight for baby Jesus ensues

[WATCH] Nativity play turns hilariously violent as fight for baby Jesus ensues

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Crucial ANC party list nomination process underway

Crucial ANC party list nomination process underway

Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni says the ANC provincial party list is important as branches choose their preferred candidates.

'Board minutes show Gupta firm's plans to pull the plug on Eskom coal supply'

'Board minutes show Gupta firm's plans to pull the plug on Eskom coal supply'

Gupta-linked Tegeta wanted Eskom to up money it pays for coal but the utility retaliated with legal action, says AmaBhungane.

Eskom: 'Everything is OK we don't have a crisis, no load shedding anticipated'

Eskom: 'Everything is OK we don't have a crisis, no load shedding anticipated'

Eskom spokesperson confirms that Tegeta is threatening to cut coal supply unless the power utility increases the amount being paid.

Claims that Gupta-linked Tegeta threatened to cut Eskom's coal supply

Claims that Gupta-linked Tegeta threatened to cut Eskom's coal supply

According to AmaBhungane leaked minutes of an Eskom meeting on Friday reveal it's retaliated by threatening to approach the court

Popular articles
Africa State of Mind: 'My dream is to be global' -  Sho Madjozi

Africa State of Mind: 'My dream is to be global' - Sho Madjozi

In this episode of Africa State of Mind, Lee Kasumba chats to South African rapper Sho Madjozi about her upbringing, and rise to fame.

'Love your vulva the way it is' - Designer vaginas are dangerous, warns Dr Eve

'Love your vulva the way it is' - Designer vaginas are dangerous, warns Dr Eve

So-called 'designer vaginas' are created through various surgical or non-surgical procedures, explains clinical sexologist Dr Eve.

'Cyril is the most popular president since Nelson Mandela'

'Cyril is the most popular president since Nelson Mandela'

Author Max de Preez weighs in on where SA would be if Jacob Zuma was still president and the impact of Ramaphosa now.

[WATCH] Internet search for talented singer Nosipho is over...she's been found!

[WATCH] Internet search for talented singer Nosipho is over...she's been found!

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

Ray White interviews Pauli van Wyk, an investigative journalist with Scorpio at Daily Maverick.