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Eskom announces Stage 2 load shedding until 11pm on Wednesday

Oct 16, 2019
Eskom announces Stage 2 load shedding until 11pm on Wednesday

Port Elizabeth - Load shedding is back! Out of the blue on Wednesday morning, power utility, Eskom, announced that it would implement Stage 2 load shedding from 9am until 11pm. Load shedding comes amid news that the Eskom is struggling.

Eskom announced the latest load shedding on its Twitter account:



Stage 2 calls for 2000MW to be rotationally loadshed nationally at a given period.

Loadshedding is conducted rotationally as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout.

There is a continued 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.

For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za). Eskom customers can also contact our customer contact centre at 0860 037 566.

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