Eskom to hold a media briefing on the electricity problems

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Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan will be joined by Eskom chairman Jabu Mabuza in a joint press briefing addressing the country on the electricity problems facing the state utility.

The two are set to address the media on the electricity supply problems and the current state of Eskom. The power utility initiated Stage 4oad-shedding over the weekend into the new week,  with many parts of Johannesburg being hit by planned and unplanned outages. Stage 2 load-shedding was implemented overnight from 11pm until 9am.

Stage 4 rotational load-shedding will begin after 9am, Eskom apologised for the inconvenience.

Eskom has said the current electricity problems are due to a lack of coal supply and not being able to meet the demands of electricity use