Cape Town – This weekend’s Sevens World
Series event in Port Elizabeth will not be affected by load shedding,
stadium organisers have assured.
Lourens Oberholzer from Access Management told the EWN website that the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium has high
power generators designed to ensure constant supply of electricity to the
stadium in the event of any power outage.
Oberholzer also said the local municipality
has assured them that the stadium will not be affected by load shedding this
The municipality has reportedly given
assurances that it will run a gas turbine for the duration of the event to
ensure that 100 percent power is given should an outage occur.
The event runs for two days – Saturday and
The Blitzbokke will be eager to keep their
good form in front of their home fans after winning the Dubai Sevens last
They are also the defending champions at
the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens.