The KwaZulu Natal Education Department is raising concern over the impact that continual load shedding could have on students’ preparation for matric exams.
Speaking to ENCA, the MEC for the department, Kwazi Mthethwa, said that at some point this year, the national minister was engaged with Eskom to try and see if it could align its load shedding schedule with the exam timetable.
South Africa has been plunged into the longest period of rolling blackouts in the country’s history, with the national power utility Eskom announcing on 25 September that stage 3 and stage 4 will continue throughout the week.
This follows long stints of stages 5 and 6 with no hope for a stable energy supply in the immediate future. The popular load shedding tracking app, EskomSePush revealed that there…