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Western Cape Disaster Teams On Standby Amid Higher Stages Of Load Shedding – Winde

The Western Cape government said its teams are on high alert amid the current increased stages of power cuts.

Eskom’s management warned of stage eight power cuts this winter, which comes down to about half a day without electricity.

The power utility said that stage four power cuts would be in effect until 4pm on Friday, after which stage 5 would kick in.

However, Eskom promised some relief with outages due to be reduced over the weekend.

Premier Alan Winde said their energy crisis contingency plan was sound, with all emergency services on standby should power cuts get worse sooner than expected.

Winde pointed out, however, that there was no quick fix to this problem.