The load-shedding website operated by State-owned power utility Eskom was indicating that “no load shedding” was taking place on Friday morning, having shown ongoing rotational shedding throughout the day and night on Thursday.
Eskom also formally lifted, at 22:00 on Thursday night, the emergency announced at 6:00 that morning and cancelled the load shedding, which had been initiated from 9:00 on March 6.
The utility said that the system remained “constrained, but stable”.
There can be little doubt that the unmanned air vehicle (UAV) sector is one of the most dynamic in today’s global aerospace industry. Over the last decade, a growing number of countries and companies have seen UAVs as a means to break into the aerospace sector and international markets. In parallel, an almost bewildering variety of UAVs have been developed and a wide range have been operationally deployed. Some 25 years ago, South Africa was one of the leaders in the global UAV sector. However, there then followed two decades of limited investment, which allowed the country to keep the expertise it had acquired but hampered the development of new systems. But now the local industry is staging a comeback.