SABC, Eskom launch power bulletins

Minister of Public Enterprise Malusi Gigaba spoke to Morning Live on this new initiative. He says: "This will not replace the power alerts that have been ongoing but will serve to assist on giving report backs on the state of the power usage."

The minister says South Africa is currently experiencing major power constraints and thus it is important to change behavior in order to reduce the demand on electricity. "We need behavioural change in how we view and use electricity."

He says they hope to create a South Africa where people will be responsible in the manner they use electricity.

Power bulletin will play on radio stations and TV during peak hours and will run until December.

The minister also spoke briefly about the budget tabled at parliament. His department has a budget of R113 billion this financial year.

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