In a statement most South Africans would welcome on Thursday morning, power utility Eskom said that the probability of load shedding would remain low until January 13 next year when industries and other businesses begin to add more pressure to the system.
They said that heavy rains might change the prediction, but Eskom did not anticipate any load shedding for the rest of the year.
They have been implementing a nine-point plan to recover coal stock levels and improve generation capacity.
Eskom said local power outages, would, however still happen, but these would not be related to load shedding.
The probability of loadshedding remains low from today until 13 January 2019 @eNCA @SABCNewsOnline @IOL @ewnupdates @SowetanLIVE @News24 @eepublishers @CityPowerJhb @City_Ekurhuleni @CityTshwane @eThekwiniM pic.twitter.com/NMDat14rwy
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) December 13, 2018