South Africa can end load-shedding, but it will require decisive action and strong leadership.
South Africa’s National Treasury is seeking to hire a legal firm to advise it on how to reorganize the R396 billion debt burden held by national power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., people familiar with the situation said.
Eskom has announced it will implement varying stages of load-shedding up to stage 6 throughout the coming week as it continues to deal with a shortage of generation capacity.
Eskom has already implemented controlled blackouts equal to more than 90% of the energy it shed for the whole of 2021.
Here are the stages of load-shedding that will be implemented over the weekend.
Stage 6 power cuts can increase the length of load-shedding bouts, meaning small UPSes won’t cut it anymore.