Watch out for load shedding at short notice - Eskom

Eskom says load shedding could be implemented at short notice on Friday, as the power system remains tight and vulnerable. 

"[....] while Eskom is making every effort to limit load shedding, it could be implemented at short notice should there be a shift in plant performance. This could include a significant loss in generating plant due to unplanned technical breakdowns," it said.   

It added that load shedding would only be implemented if "absolutely necessary".

Tariffs 

On Thursday the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) announced that it had approved electricity hikes of 9.41%, 8.1% and 5.2% for the next three financial years, far below Eskom’s application for tariff increases.