According to the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Eskom has restored power to all KwaZulu-Natal customers who had no electricity as a result of severe weather conditions. "Eskom has restored power to all [customers] affected when severe weather conditions damaged power lines in the provinces last week. We apologise to all the customers concerned," the South African electricity public utility said in a State of the Electricity System update.
Earlier, the parastatal said that about 3 000 customers were still without power in areas including Cedarville, Gowry, Rainbow Lakes and Nottingham Road due to weather-related faults on local distribution networks. Eskom urged all customers to use electricity sparingly as well as to switch off all non-essential appliances, especially during the evening peak hours between 5pm and 9pm, GCIS reports.