South Africa enters six-level power rationing state

Dec 10, 2022

South Africa's national power company said that due to sudden accidents in a large number of power stations in the early morning of December 7, six levels of power rationing began to be implemented across South Africa at 12 noon on the same day. When the power station will be repaired and resume normal power supply, it is necessary to wait for further notice from the State Power Company.


The six-level power rationing means that the national power supply and demand gap in South Africa has reached more than 5,000MW, and residents have a power outage of 9 hours a day.


According to the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the population of South Africa is 59.62 million (2020)


Since the Russian-Ukrainian conflict broke out, South African gasoline and diesel prices have soared.


On November 20 local time, the South African National Power Company announced that diesel reserves are about to run out. Before April 1 next year, the company has been unable to purchase diesel.


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said that he will do everything possible to prevent the further expansion of the impact of power cuts.