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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom confirmed Stage 6 blackouts will continue until Friday, thereafter Stage 5 until Saturday.
Eskom is not ruling out the possibility of implementing Stage 8 power cuts.
The utility went from Stages 3 and 4 to Stage 6 within a matter of hours.
This has had a detrimental effect on our economy, with businesses losing productivity.
Eskom is asking people to be patient and tolerant during these dark times.