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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has implemented load-reduction in five provinces.
Gauteng, KZN, Free State, Northern Cape, North West are affected.
The localised power cuts will continue until 10pm in Gauteng and the North West, 9pm in KZN and 8pm in Northern Cape and the Free State.
The power utility says it's trying to prevent network overloading in high-density areas.
It's also urging consumers to use electricity sparingly.
Eskom Load Reduction Notice— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) January 22, 2022
Date: 22 January 2022#EskomNorthernCape #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/ICyW08nEOS