File: The power utility is urging the public to use electricity sparingly this weekend.
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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom is implementing Stage 2 load-shedding from 4pm. It is likely to continue to 10pm.
Eskom said this was due to continued pressure on the national grid.
Stage 1 load-shedding started at 9am on Saturday.
The power utility is encouraging people to check load-shedding schedules on the municipal or Eskom websites.
“We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period.
"Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand,” Eskom said.