Cape Town - Eskom on Monday would not divulge what plans it has in the event of a national blackout.
This was after Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille warned in her SA Today column that a nationwide power blackout would result in “catastrophe”.
According to reports Eskom has warned Cabinet about the risk of a national blackout.
Zille defined a blackout as “what happens when the grid fails and everything shuts down indefinitely”.
Eskom has repeatedly said that rotational power cuts, or load shedding, were necessary to prevent a total blackout. Previously the parastatal indicated such a situation could take around two weeks to resolve.