If there is one thing the South Africa had to get used to pretty quickly, is the notion that Eskom’s loadshedding is here to stay for a number of years.

Yesterday was the first day in a good number that South Africa wasn’t thrown into darkness, and in a tweet on Friday Eskom’s CEO Brian Molefe says that there is no loadshedding scheduled for the winter months.

Even so, Eskom did also detail that electricity usage during this time peaks in the mornings.

“In winter the electricity demand peaks in the morning and evening as more electricity is used during these times. We appeal to all our customers to continue to reduce their electricity usage throughout the day but to be aware of the need to save more during the peak periods from 06:00 to 10:00 and 17:00 to 21:00,” it said in a media statement.

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