IOL – Johannesburg – Scheduled blackouts were the “right thing” to do, Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona said on Thursday.

“We have arrived at a turning point where can either continue to do the same things of the past… or we can do the right thing… to get us out of this difficult situation,” he told reporters in Johannesburg.

Blackouts were necessary to allow Eskom to catch up with the maintenance of its generating units.