Eskom – Introduction On December 9 we said the following …

• We apologised to the nation for the inconvenience of the past few weeks due to load shedding.

• We communicated that for an extended period the power system is extremely constrained and vulnerable.

• With the system being tight, any abnormal event pushes us into load shedding.

• With the reserve margin being low , we do not have enough capacity to meet demand , necessitating planned, controlled and rotational load shedding, to protect the power system from a total country – wide blackout.