Latest News in South Africa – Monday, 19 September 2022

  • Eskom is expected to continue load shedding this week.
  • SA Rugby denies cocaine claims against Springboks.
  • Lady Gaga’s last performance cancelled due to lightning strikes.

SA facing risk of unprecedented level of power outages – News24

According to News24, the Kusile and Kriel power plants tripped on Sunday morning, prompting Eskom to cut “6,000MW from the national grid.” This week could see an increase in load shedding owing to poorly maintained power plants.

“The nation is now at risk of breaching Stage 6, the utility’s CEO André de Ruyter said at a briefing on Sunday when asked if the situation might worsen.” Read more here

Boks rocked by cocaine allegations – TimesLIVE

SA Rugby denied rumours that many Springboks tested positive for cocaine yesterday.

“SA Rugby wishes to repeat that it has no evidence of any adverse analytical findings for any kind of drug — be it performance enhancing or recreational — by Springbok players, and regards the publication or the threat to publish such allegations as a deliberate attempt to sabotage the team’s preparations.” Read more here

Lady Gaga forced to stop show amid lightning storm – BBC

Lady Gaga was forced to cancel the last performance of her Chromatica Ball tour in Florida due to a hurricane. As the popstar and beauty mogul’s performance neared the end, lightning began to hit the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

“We really tried to finish the show tonight in Miami but we couldn’t because even when the rain stopped there was lightning striking right down to the ground so close to us,” she said on Instagram. Read more here

Here are the top trending stories of the day. 

Headline: Presidency stays silent on Energy Action Plan while South Africans kept in the dark – Daily Maverick

Headline: Ramaphosa changes travels plans to address load-shedding – TimesLIVE

Headline: Beyoncé Sends Sheryl Lee Ralph ‘Wonderful’ Flowers After Her Historic Emmys Win – Huffington Post

Headline: World leaders gather as UK prepares for grandest of farewells – The Guardian

Headline: Kaizer Chiefs vs SuperSport United – Goal

Weather: It will be a gloomy start to the week, as disruptive rains expected in parts of SA – News24

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