News Alerts

15 Mar 2019 | 11:39 PM UTC

South Africa: Power cuts continue until March 17 /update 2

South Africa News Alert

South African public utility company to continue rotational power cuts until March 17

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION South Africa

Read all related news alert(s):


The South African public utility company Eskom imposed rotational load-shedding measures on its national grid resulting in power cuts beginning on Thursday, March 14, due to a shortage of capacity. According to the Eskom board, the company implemented the measures to manage its reserves of diesel and water. Widespread power outages are expected until Sunday, March 17. Although outages are reportedly scheduled to reduce by Sunday, further power cuts are possible in the coming days and weeks.


Individuals in South Africa are advised to keep battery-operated devices fully charged whenever possible. In addition, individuals are advised to be cautious when driving or crossing streets if traffic signals are not functioning.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news