A day after reassuring the country that Eskom – South African electricity public utility – plans to avoid load shedding in the foreseeable future; it celebrated its 100th day without cutting power supply on Tuesday, All Africa reported.

The backlog in the maintenance program of its ageing power plants is making steady progress, improving plant availability and a drop in plant breakdowns over the past three months, it explained.

Apart from two hours and 20 minutes of load shedding on 14 September, Eskom’s capacity has avoided dipping into risky territory.

“While the system remains tight, we will continue with maintenance with no or limited load shedding,” Group Chief Executive Brian Molefe said on Monday at a briefing on the current state of the power system.