Power alert | Eskom to implement Stage 4 weekend blackouts

File: A person lighting up a gas stove during a blackout. AFP/Damien Meyer

JOHANNESBURG - It looks like we can't get rid of those candles just yet, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t light at the end of the tunnel.

Eskom has scrapped Stage 6 power cuts for Friday night.

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Instead, the utility will continue Stage 4 blackouts until 10pm.

The embattled power utility says due to lower than anticipated demand, blackouts will be lowered to Stage 2 until 7am on Saturday morning.

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Then Stage 4 will be implemented from 7am until 10pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Eskom has thanked employees who have reported for duty following a wildcat strike.

The power utility is urging South Africans to use electricity sparingly.


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