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Eskom Postpones Load Shedding Energy Crisis Continues



Eskom Postpones Load Shedding Energy Crisis Continues

Over 717,000 matriculants have started their final exams in South Africa, and the Department of Basic Education has implemented technology measures to ensure that load shedding doesn’t disrupt these critical exams.

Eskom Postpones Load Shedding Energy Crisis Continues

Tech Measures in Place

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga emphasized the significance of these exams, representing the aspirations and dreams of Grade 12 learners.

However, concerns have risen due to recent load shedding announcements by Eskom.

In response to the potential challenges posed by load shedding, the department, in collaboration with schools and provincial education departments, has established contingency plans and equipped examination centers with backup generators.

Furthermore, to address the concerns of candidates taking computer-related subjects, the department has stated that the computer applications technology and information technology exams were conducted without significant issues.

In case of power interruptions, backup power supply measures are in place, ensuring laptops used by candidates are fully charged at the start of each examination.

The authorities are committed to mitigating any disruptions and maintaining the integrity of the examination process.

Decrease in Candidate Numbers

The department reported a decrease in the number of candidates compared to the previous year.

This is likely due to more candidates successfully completing their qualifications on time.

The matric exams involve 207 question papers, 72,500 invigilators, and 52,500 markers, ensuring a comprehensive examination process.

Enhanced Security Measures

To maintain the integrity of the exams, stringent security measures have been put in place. The council Umalusi, responsible for setting and monitoring education standards, has approved all the question papers for the October/November 2023 examinations.

State Security Agency audits and security protocols have been implemented by provincial education departments to prevent paper leaks.

Additionally, specific collection times for question papers have been established to prevent early access.

Each department has established an irregularity committee to anticipate and mitigate any potential crises.

The department remains committed to ensuring the smooth conduct of the matric exams and the well-being of Grade 12 learners in the face of potential load shedding challenges.

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



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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