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Gordhan acknowledges 'no magic wand' to fix load shedding

19 March 2019 1:06 PM
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Eskom
Load shedding
Power cuts
EWN reporter Mia Lindeque says no answers were forthcoming at Eskom's Tuesday media briefing on the energy crisis.

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan joined by Eskom board chair Jabu Mabuza and group chief executive Phakamani Hadebe held a media briefing on Tuesday to give an update on the electricity supply crisis.

Gordhan says technicians are looking into what caused the recent blackouts and will give the country feedback in ten days.

Read: Load shedding will be resolved permanently in a few weeks - Fikile Mbalula

South Africans have entered the fifth day of consecutive load shedding.

EWN reporter Mia Lindeque reports from the briefing that Eskom and government did not have answers as to when load shedding will end.

They hope to get a clearer picture within ten days, and they say a team of technicians are investigating what the actual cause of the blackouts are.

Mia Lindeque, Report - EWN

They admit that they didn't communicate with the public adequately and promise that they will do so more frequently and update the schedules to make it easier for South Africans.

Mia Lindeque, Report - EWN

Gordhan acknowledged Eskom faces struggle to overcome the crisis' with 'no magic wand' to fix load shedding.

Load shedding has also badly affected small businesses.

Owner of the Lucky Bean restaurant Trevor Nel says his business has been hard hit.

We had to change our workflow in order to make sure that we don't keep stock in fridges and then going off. It really impacts our productivity.

Trevor Nel, Owner - Lucky Bean restaurant

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19 March 2019 1:06 PM
Tags:
Eskom
Load shedding
Power cuts

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