Eskom CEO André de Ruyter says the power utility will be taking action against workers who embarked on an illegal strike over the past week.
Here are the stages of load-shedding that will be implemented over the weekend.
The unlawful industrial action at Eskom’s power stations is costing South Africa three stages of load shedding, CEO André de Ruyter said.
Eskom is offering workers a 7% wage increase after the utility lost units during illegal protests that plunged South Africa into the worst blackouts since 2019, sources said.
Striking workers petrol-bombed the homes of Eskom plant managers. Increasingly violent protests at Eskom power stations have put South Africa on the brink of Stage 6 load-shedding.
Eskom has warned the South African public to plan for Stage 6 load-shedding by the evening peak on Tuesday.