Media release from IEDF on ESKOM crisis

Cape Town, 19 September 2022 – The Informal Economy Development Forum (IEDF) has noted with concern that ESKOM pushed up loadshedding to Stage 6 across the country.

The notice was sent in the early hours of Saturday, 2022-09-17, and the nation awoke to the news of country wide Stage 6 loadshedding.

As IEDF, we are hugely concerned to the loss of business during these long periods of no electricity, especially in the informal sector which depends heavily on continued electricity supply as they have no access to alternative power supply such as generators and solar energy.

The Secretary General of IEDF commented “We are very concerned to notice the ongoing loadshedding, and Stage 6 loadshedding is a clear statement that ESKOM is in crisis. We call on National Government and ESKOM management to leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of this and do whatever needs to be done to secure stable power supply to our country”.

IEDF also calls on all citizens who witness the vandalization of any ESKOM property, to report it immediately to your nearest SAPS station.


1 thought on “Media release from IEDF on ESKOM crisis”

  1. It saddens me actually that we must because of ESKOM suffer due to laodshedding cables been stolen besides load shedding we had to sit without electricity for almost 2 days. Not to mention -+6hours already in a day without electricity the WiFi must still be paid full ads up to howmany days per month,major concern is most of the times the kids can’t have breakfast before going to school and our working people must use cold water to wash in the morning. So so unfair towards our children not to mention our elderly they rely on a cup of coffee or tea through the day. Its not ok really its not. Unexceptionable. We can’t keep quiet about it.

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