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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has implemented load reduction in six provinces.
The localised power cuts will continue until 10pm in Gauteng, North West and the Free State.
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Power outages are expected to last until 9pm in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, and until 9pm in the Northern Cape.
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) April 7, 2022
Date: 07 April 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/1PKCGyJV6M