Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today:
Coronavirus: Global Covid-19 infections have hit 13.3 million confirmed, with the death toll reaching 578,000. In South Africa, there are 311,049 confirmed cases, with deaths now at 4,453. Recoveries have climbed to 160,693, leaving a balance of 145,957 active cases.
Load shedding: Stage 1 load shedding will be implemented from 09h00 on Thursday, continuing until 14h00, where it will be pushed up to stage 2 until 22h00. One generating unit has returned to service. Eskom says that it has seen a spike in demand…