Loadshedding will continue until 11 pm this evening according to the embattled power supplier Eskom.
Eskom says it will be moving to stage 4 loadshedding from 10am to 11pm on Monday, 9 December.
According to the Eskom schedule, this will affect Kouga towns as follows:
* St Francis/Oyster Bay: 11am – 1:30pm and 7pm – 9:30pm
* Humansdorp/Hankey/Loerie: 1pm – 3:30pm and 9pm – 11pm
* Patensie: 1pm – 3:30pm and 9pm – 11pm
* Thornhill: 2pm – 6:30pm and 10pm – 11pm
* Jeffreys Bay: 3pm – 5:30pm
The probability of loadshedding remains high for the week as a result of a shortage of capacity.
While Eskom has blamed wet coal supplies as the latest reason for loadshedding, energy expert Chris Yelland disagrees.
“There are many, many countries with coal-fired power stations and climates that are far wetter than the South African Highveld.
The problem is not wet coal per se, but other problems more aligned to poor management, poor maintenance, and failing plant and equipment,” said Yelland on twitter.