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Eskom to suspend loadshedding from 21:00 tonight as generation units have returned to service

Friday, 19 November 2021: Eskom is pleased to inform the public that loadshedding will be suspended from 21:00 tonight as seven generation units have returned to service.

A unit each at Kendal, Camden and Grootvlei power stations as well as two units each at Majuba and Matimba power stations have returned to service. Overnight two units at Majuba Power Station tripped and a further unit was shut down for emergency repairs. Furthermore, a unit each at Grootvlei and Tutuka power stations tripped. Of the five units, two units have since returned to service.  

Total breakdowns currently amount to 14 960MW while planned maintenance is 3 345MW of capacity.

Eskom would like to thank the people of South Africa for their patience and understanding during the loadshedding.

While the supply has improved at this point, Eskom would like to request the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the system is vulnerable and unpredictable.

Eskom will communicate timeously should there be any significant changes to the power system.


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