Eskom implements Stage 2 load-shedding

File: Power utility Eskom has been implementing load-shedding due to a shortage of capacity.

File: Zimbabwe is facing being plunged into total darkness.


JOHANNESBURG - Load-shedding is set to continue on Friday.

But instead of Stage 4 that Eskom has been implementing for the past week, the power utility says it has now moved down to Stage 2.

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This will start from 9am on Friday morning until 11pm.

Eskom says they're still battling a shortage in their generating capacity.

Stage 2 load-shedding means a loss of 2,000 megawatts.

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Eskom has blamed old infrastructure, corruption and the incomplete new power stations for the recent severe power cuts.

Construction of Medupi and Kusile is way behind schedule, with cost overruns and delays because of shoddy workmanship.