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Contingency Plans Ensuring Uninterrupted Matric Exams Amid Load Shedding: Motshekga

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Contingency Plans Ensuring Uninterrupted Matric Exams Amid Load Shedding: Motshekga

The Basic Education department has ensured that contingency plans are in place to prevent any disruptions to the matric final exams caused by load shedding.

Contingency Plans Ensuring Uninterrupted Matric Exams Amid Load Shedding: Motshekga

As thousands of candidates prepare to take their first exams across the country, Eskom has reintroduced load shedding, with stage two rolling power cuts expected to continue until 4 pm on Monday.

Successful Handling of Computer-Related Exams

The department reported that computer application technology and information technology exams were conducted without power interruptions last week, except for isolated incidents.

Minister Angie Motshekga stated that affected students would be given an opportunity to retake their exams.

Contingency Measures in Place

The department has elaborated on the contingency measures in place, mentioning that all provincial education districts and schools have devised plans, including the installation of backup generators.

Motshekga added that for the South African sign home language exams, candidates’ laptops would be fully charged before the start of the exam, and backup generators are ready for use.

These precautions aim to ensure that load shedding does not disrupt the matric final exams.

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Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

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Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

Until 05:00 on Tuesday, stage 4 loadshedding will continue. Until further notice, Stage 2 and 4 loadshedding will take place.

Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

Monday, 10 July 2023: Stage 4 loadshedding is being implemented until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday due to increased demand. On Wednesday, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 14:00 until 05:00, followed by Stage 2 loadshedding from 05:00 to 14:00.

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There will be a daily implementation of this pattern until further notice. A new update will be published if any significant changes are made.

As of now, 14 252MW of generating capacity has been damaged by breakdowns, while 4 118MW of generating capacity has been out of service for planned maintenance.

As of today, Duvha, Hendrina, Kendal, Kriel, Matimba and Medupi power stations have each reactivated a generating unit.

The Arnot and Tutuka power stations each had a generation unit out of service due to a breakdown during the same period.

Tutuka Power Station’s current capacity constraints are due to the delay in resuming two generating units. In order to restore service to the generating units, Eskom teams are working around the clock.

Members of the public are being encouraged to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, and we want to thank the people who do heed the call. During the period between 17:00 and 21:00, please turn off your geysers and pool pumps as this reduces demand, alleviates pressure on the power system, and contributes to fewer stages of load-shedding.

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