Eskom lifts emergency status
The power utility says the emergency declaration will be lifted at 10pm on Thursday evening.
JOHANNESBURG - Eskom on Thursday lifted its declared emergency status, saying its systems are now stable.
The parastatal on Tuesday changed its status warning that if demand wasn't reduced, the risk of load-shedding would be heightened.
It was the most severe warning from the utility since the rolling blackouts in 2008.
Eskom spokesperson Andrew Etzinger says the emergency declaration will be lifted after the peak at 10pm on Thursday evening.
"We've seen a significant improvement in the situation as compared to Tuesday. Firstly, in terms of our generation plant, the performance is substantially better. We've seen a lot of capacity come back over the last two days."
Eskom warned the risk of another emergency declaration remained as the power grid continued to take strain.
At the same time, some are warning that the troubles at Eskom go beyond the latest setback.
Take a look at Chris Yelland's 7 Reasons why Eskom is on the brink of disaster.