Eskom announces stage 2 load-shedding for Friday

Eskom's Jan Oberholzer has more. DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has announced stage two load-shedding for Friday, starting at 9am.

The embattled power utility says the load-shedding will last until at least 6am on Saturday.

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Eskom terminated its stage 2 rotational load-shedding at 5am Friday morning, 6 hours after the initial planned outage time.

Eskom says this is due to unplanned breakdowns and low water levels at its pumped storage schemes among other issues.

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It says the outages are part of efforts to protect its power system from a total collapse.

Consumers have been urged to check their load shedding schedules on the Eskom or municipal websites.


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