Gautrain said on its Twitter account that an app notification and SMS were sent regarding the delays.
Gautrain passengers took to social media to express their outrage.
The utility has warned South Africans that they should be prepared for further ‘load shedding at short notice’.
The entity says it needs to build up emergency reserves again overnight, which may not be enough to avoid further load shedding anyway
The struggling utility has been forced to go the expensive route of using water and diesel due to the breakdown of some units.
In a morning power alert, the power utility says load shedding is also not expected on Friday.

No load shedding expected, but system still ‘constrained and vulnerable’

The power utility says the probability of load shedding is low for the rest of the week, but unplanned breakdowns could result in load shedding.

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Power outages may cut Joburg water supply

Power outages may cut Joburg water supply

According to environment and infrastructure MMC Nico de Jager, some areas may be affected in terms of water supply, but not necessarily sewerage.

EFF calls for ‘admittedly clueless’ Mabuza to go

The party also says it wants further clarity on what the Eskom boss’ relationship is with the Daily Maverick.

Eskom’s Jabu Mabuza says he didn’t want his job and didn’t apply for it

The chairperson and acting CEO denies the DA’s claims that Eskom knew load shedding would happen but didn’t come clean.

Stage 2 load shedding to continue on Friday

The power utility says that in order to lessen the disruption on matric exams, Stage 1 load shedding would be implemented from 9am until 12pm and thereafter revert to Stage 2.

Load shedding emergency has been coming for some time

In its summer plan, Eskom said it needed to execute an average of 5 500MW of planned maintenance, but it is simply not managing to do so.

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With renewed load shedding, Eskom sheds hope

With renewed load shedding, Eskom sheds hope

Eskom’s latest blackouts could have far-reaching consequences for SA and an expert says R1.7 trillion will be needed to restore the ‘rotten’ utility.

Stage 2 load shedding to continue on Thursday

Rolling blackouts are likely to be with us for a week.

Parents furious as load shedding strikes at least 30 matric exam centres

The extent of the impact had not yet been established nationally because the Education Department is still waiting for provinces to report back.

Eskom is overspending on coal by R4.5m per day – report

Had the power utility negotiated to pay prices closer to Nersa’s recommended rate, they could have saved up to R10 billion over the next six years.

Eskom denies rumours of load shedding

Eskom’s acting group chief executive Jabu Mabuza ‘is open to discuss details’ with the DA’s Natasha Mazzone, after the party issued a statement on load shedding earlier.

DA alleges Eskom has been quietly warning load shedding is almost back

The opposition says it wants clarity on the supposed ‘strong possibility’ of more rolling blackouts.

Blackouts loom because Eskom may have to scrap its most polluting coal plants

The power utility must clean up its act, but doesn’t have the money to pay for doing so.

Eskom’s plan for no summer blackouts ‘not foolproof’

Eskom has exceeded its targeted cap of 90 trips this year, with 249 recorded to date.




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