Nov 29, 2021

SA Remains In The Dark As Ramaphosa Jef Off To UK

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Mr Ramaphosa expressed these sentiments on Monday in his weekly newsletter.

FILE PHOTO: President Cyril Ramaphosa jet off to London leaving his ailing country in the dark as Eskom implement Stage 2 Load Shedding once again. PICTURE: Moeletsi Mabe

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JOHANNESBURG: Eskom implemented Stage 2 load shedding between 5pm and 10pm tonight.

Eskom announced on Tuesday that it will implement Stage 2 load shedding between 5pm and 10pm due to delays in returning generating units.

The power utility said the constraints have been worsened by the high winter demand brought about by the colder temperatures. In a statement issued by Eskom, “delays in returning generating units at Kusile and Majuba power stations”.

Eskom said the “high winter demand brought about by colder temperatures” had also played a role.

It also warned that the chance of rotational power cuts continuing through the week was “high”. 

Meanwhile, South Africa’s president, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa is hoping to use the G7 Leaders Summit this week to convince global leaders SA is an ideal country with which to invest and do business despite its shortcomings including the energy crisis.

He said it was an opportunity to discuss the country’s recovery plan after the Covid-19 pandemic, saying it was “slowly but steadily yielding results”. 

Mr Ramaphosa expressed these sentiments on Monday in his weekly newsletter.   

“Gatherings such as the G7 are important opportunities for SA to promote its view of a fairer and more peaceful world. They are also an opportunity to promote our country as a destination in which to invest and do business, as a partner for development, and as an ally in resolving the most pressing social and political issues facing humankind. 

“These gatherings also give us an opportunity to promote our continent as a destination for investment,” he said.

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