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Eskom plans to keep lights on during State of the Nation Address

In its latest update, the utility said it managed to replenish emergency reserves to an adequate level, which meant it didn’t expect to implement load shedding for the second day in a row.

FILE: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the State of the Nation Address on 20 June 2019. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom said on Thursday it planned to keep the lights on during the State of the Nation Address (Sona).

In its latest update, the utility said it managed to replenish emergency reserves to an adequate level, which meant it didn’t expect to implement load shedding for the second day in a row.

Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said: “We will not implement load shedding today as our power system has improved with breakages under 9,500 megawatts. We continue to urge customers to reduce demand and we will give an update again the afternoon.”