UPDATE: Eskom lifts load-shedding, power restored

File: Power has been restored to all areas affected. This after Eskom implemented Stage 1 load shedding on Thursday evening.
  • Editor's note: This article has been updated with new information

JOHANNESBURG – Eskom has lifted load-shedding after several areas across the country were without power.



Earlier on Thursday, Eskom evening implemented Stage 1 load-shedding.

It said it might take some municipalities time for power to be fully restored.

The load shedding commenced at 17:41 pm.

WATCH: Eskom presents plans to avoid load-shedding

Earlier, Eskom reported that power supply will be constrained amid a strike by its employees.



It said this was “due to the acts of sabotage and intimidation” by striking workers, who are demanding a 15 percent salary increase across the board in a one-year agreement.

Eskom, however, said that it's not going to increase salaries at all this year.

Load-shedding schedules are available on the Eskom website.


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