Eskom implements Stage 1 load-shedding

File: The power utility is encouraging people to check load-shedding schedules on the municipal or Eskom websites.

File: The power utility is encouraging people to check load-shedding schedules on the municipal or Eskom websites.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom will start implementing Stage 1 load-shedding from 9am. It is likely to continue to 10pm.

Eskom said in a statement this was as a result of a small improvement in generation performance and because of lower electricity demand on Fridays.

LOAD-SHEDDING: Schedules, info, and how it affects you

The power utility is encouraging people to check load-shedding schedules on the municipal or Eskom websites.

“We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period.

"Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand,” Eskom said.