Eskom: Light will shine on election

Eskom has announced a plan to keep the lights on come election day on 1 November.

The Wednesday night announcement followed the return of stage 4 load-shedding announced on Wednesday morning, which the utility had said was set to last until Saturday morning.

But in the live-streamed announcement, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said load-shedding would be downgraded. “It’s important that we focus on going beyond load-shedding and I can assure you that, over the next few days everything possible will be done … on election day, and possibly in the days leading up to the election day as well [and] extraordinary measures will have to be taken in order to find the appropriate support that Eskom requires in order to fulfil its function.”

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Tunicia Phillips
Tunicia Phillips is an investigative, award-winning journalist who has worked in broadcast for 10 years. Her beats span across crime, court politics, mining energy and social justice. She has recently returned to print at the M&G working under the Adamela Trust to specialise in climate change and environmental reporting.

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