Eskom implements Stage 4 power cuts until Saturday morning

Electric poles are seen in Soweto. AFP/Luca Sola

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom implemented Stage 4 blackouts prematurely on Friday.

They are set to continue until 5am on Saturday.

Stage 3 will then be implemented until 4pm on Saturday followed by Stage 4 during peak times.

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Power cuts stages will then vary between two and four until Monday morning.

The power utility says this is due to a further breakdown in generating capacity and a much higher increase in demand.

It says four units at three power stations had to be taken offline for repairs while there have been delays in restoring units.


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