Eskom is facing a host of problems.
Oberholzer says it also found that there are severe boiler tube leaks that continue for kilometers and this has caused eight units to be down.
This means within the boiler, we have kilometres of pipes and we have developed holes and those are biting us big time and we have eight units now down just on boiler tube leaks. Since industrial action mid-year last year - which sparked a renewed round of load-shedding - Eskom spending on diesel to supply demand had reached nearly R5-billion.
Pumped storage dams are low.
Eskom is still dealing with contractual issues for Medupi and Kusile power stations.
There are many other unplanned outages at Eskom. Instead he said that in the last six years, spending on maintenance has been reduced.Читайте также: Prosecutors Offer to Drop Charges Against Robert Kraft in Potential Deal
Business Unity CEO Tanya Cohen says most businesses are anxious.
The parastatal says this is due to a shortage of capacity.
"We understand the frustration", Mr Gordhan added, conceding that he had no idea when a full service would be restored.
But this discomfort is something that needed to take place to allow Eskom the time it needed to fix its equipment he said. A technical review teamhas also been appointed by Gordhan to review Eskom's technical operations at its various power stations.
Some businesses say that if the situation doesn't change soon they will need to close, putting workers on the street.
While a 10-day investigation has been launched, and with several measures coming into play from Wednesday onwards, Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, has said that there is no exact date for when load shedding will conclude.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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