Eskom Announces Stage Two Load Shedding – From 12pm Today

MARCH 26, 2015

Eskom has announced that it will implement Stage 2 load shedding on Thursday aftrenoon from 12h00 to 22h00 tonight.

"#PowerAlert: Eskom will implement #load_shedding stage 2 from 12h00 to 22h00 tonight. We apologise to South Africa for the inconvenience," Eskom twitted.

On Wednesday, the power utility implemented another Stage 2 load shedding from 16h00-22h00 citing a constrained grid as the main reason.

The announcement comes after around 21 000 employees, belonging to the National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA), reportedly downed tools at the troubled Medupi Power Station near Lephalale in Limpopo, citing poor living standards and wages as the main grievances.

“They are doing this especially to black workers. They are moving them from their current accommodation at the hostel. There is no white person living in that hostel. So it is discrimination,” NUMSA head of collective bargaining, Steve Nhlapo, was quoted by Eyewitness News as saying.

It has not been confirmed whether the latest round of load-shedding could be attributed to the strike.

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