Eskom expects a 'load shedding free' weekend

The power utility says extensive maintenance work will continue over the next three days & into next week.

FILE. Eskom says extensive maintenance work will continue over the next three days & into next week. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says extensive maintenance work will continue over the next three days and into next week but there's no plan to implement load shedding.

Last weekend the utility announced a ' maintenance festival' saying extensive work needed to be done on improving the performance of its generators.

While this will continue ahead of winter to prevent power cuts, the utility's Khulu Phasiwe says they're expecting 'a load shedding free weekend'.

"So far we have not planned for load shedding and are not planning to implement load shedding. As soon as the situation changes, we will give an update."