Eskom on Friday said it was working hard to avoid a dark Christmas. There are concerns about load shedding again this week as the system remains constrained with a probability of blackouts if there are any further breakdowns. Eyewitness News reports that the power utility is, however, hopeful that the weekend and the holiday period would ease pressure on the grid and allow the system to build up capacity. Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha, said: “We hope as the demand drops, the industrial demand will drop significantly during that period.” Mantshantsha adds “of course, we are working as hard as we can to avoid the possibility of a dark Christmas.”