ESKOM Has Broken 2024 Load-shedding Record

ESKOM has reportedly broken the 2024 load-shedding record.

According to a recent report by The South African, ESKOM has broken their load-shedding record in 2024 and plans to do more. The publication writes that Wednesday, 17 April 2024 represented 21 days without load-shedding in the country. Quite promising.

They also previously published a report that the former longest run without load-shedding was 19 days. The new record also marks the first time there has been no load-shedding for over 20 days. They further reported that the previous best run was between Friday 15 December 2023, during the Rugby World Cup public holiday untill Tweede Nuwe Jaar on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

The load-shedding record in 2024 for Eskom reportedly began on Thursday 28 March and is yet to stop. Recall that ESKOM promised a foreseeable end to load-shedding a while back. They seem to be working hard to achieve it.

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa said,

“The kind of improvement we are witnessing is not an accident, it’s an investment made by competent men and women. However, if there is all of a sudden load-shedding tomorrow, it doesn’t mean the trend has dissipated.”

The South African writes that the Electricity minister credits maintenance and improved management for the 2024 load-shedding record. Hopefully, they get to keep this up through out the year. Fingers crossed.

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