SA will have another week of stage 6 load shedding: Eskom

The utility said it will take a few weeks for its power generation system to fully recover to pre- strike levels.

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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom said stage 6 load shedding will return this coming week as it says its system remains vulnerable.

The country is currently on stage 4 load shedding which will persist until Sunday midnight.

Eskom said it will take a few weeks for its power generation system to fully recover to pre-strike levels, blaming the recent unprotected strike by some workers for the rolling blackouts.

Unions and the utility are still engaged in wage talks.

Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said stage 6 will return on Monday afternoon.

"Depending on several possibilities including the workforce fully returning to work to conduct much-needed repairs to equipment it is anticipated that load shedding will gradually be lowered to Stage 2 by the weekend. Of course, Eskom will communicate and implement any changes as may be necessary should the need arise inbetween".