File: Several areas in Johannesburg were left without power when a high-voltage power line feeding most City Power substations tripped.
JOHANNESBURG – Eskom has announced that Stage 2 load-shedding will continue until the end of the weekend.
“Eskom will continue to implement Stage 2 load shedding until Sunday, 17 March 2019, as a result of a shortage of generation capacity due to plant breakdowns and the need to manage our diesel and water resources,” Eskom said.
“The management of the diesel and water resources is essential to ensure that the impact of the potential stage of load-shedding in the week ahead can be reduced.”
Eskom is currently implementing Stage 2 rotational load-shedding and it is likely to continue until 11pm.
The power utility also indicted that load-shedding is at high risk for next week and that up to Stage 2 load-shedding may be implemented until the middle of next week.