UPDATE: Eskom implements stage 2 load-shedding

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File: Eskom has announced that there is a high probability of stage two rotational load-shedding from 9am until 10pm on Friday as a result of loss of additional units overnight.

JOHANNESBURG – Eskom has announced that there is a high probability of stage two rotational load-shedding from 9am until 10pm on Friday as a result of loss of additional units overnight.

The power utility announced that it’s ended stage one load-shedding. 

Eskom is urging residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly.

It says this will ease the demand of electricity.

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Load shedding is conducted rotationally as a last resort, to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout.

“We encourage residents and businesses to please use electricity sparingly to ease the demand of electricity,” Eskom said in a statement. 

“Please switch off geysers during the day as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand.

“Customers are advised to keep checking their load-shedding schedules on the Eskom or municipal website, and plan on the assumption that load shedding will take place.”