The government used the declaration of a national state of disaster to help it respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Mbalula told reporters on Tuesday that the ANC executive also wanted an energy crisis committee to speed up its work.
President Cyril Ramaphosa cancelled a planned appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos this month because of the power shortages. He is expected to announce new measures to boost power supply when he delivers a state of the nation address on 9 February.
Meanwhile, Eskom said it would implement Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding at different periods on Tuesday and Wednesday, citing breakdowns at its power plants.
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