#LoadShedding: 'It was dark in class, we didn't have lunch at school'

While South Africans vent their frustration and anger at Eskom, EWN spoke to pupils who were a little more optimistic, saying they believe it’s only temporary.

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SANDTON - Teachers and pupils at schools are worried about how power outages will affect the academic year.

Pupils from Sandown High School say they had to continue lessons in dark classrooms when load shedding hit their school.

Many say they were also unable to buy food from the school's tuck shop.

While South Africans vent their frustration and anger at Eskom, these pupils were a little more optimistic saying they believe it’s only temporary. One pupil was positive that the community will be fine.

But many businesses have had to close shop for the day with fears growing on whether targets will be met and workers will be paid.

The website with the load shedding timetable is now back up and running after it crashed earlier on Monday.

View a load shedding data map on Cape Town here.

Check your area's load shedding schedule here.

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)