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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has abruptly announced load reduction in six out of the country's nine provinces.
Parts of Gauteng, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, the North West, Limpopo and the Northern Cape will be affected.
Load reduction will take effect from 5 pm until 8 pm in some provinces and 10 pm in other parts.
It says it wants to avoid overburdening the Eskom network and causing infrastructure damage in high-density areas prone to network overloading.
Eskom is urging the public to use electricity sparingly.
Eskom Load Reduction Notice— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) November 26, 2021
Date: 26 November 2021#EskomGauteng #EskomFreeState #EskomKZN #EskomNorthWest
Please see below the provincial statements for details and areas that will be affected today during the hours of 17:00 until 22:00 (times may differ per province) pic.twitter.com/L5H9BJ7aXk