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Eskom vows to keep the lights on as temperatures continue to drop

The power utility has given the assurance that its machines are working at optimum level.

Picture: Freeimages.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says it's not expecting any problems with electricity over the next few days as temperatures continue to drop throughout the country.

The power utility has given the assurance that its machines are working at optimum level.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says due to snowfall in various provinces, the utility anticipated an uptake in demand for power, but says its prepared.

He says most outages are generally related to illegal connections.

"Through illegal connections or cable theft, those are some of the overloading of the system or the outages we see. As far as power generations are concerned, there are absolutely no issues at this stage."