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High possibility of load shedding on Friday: Eskom

Jul 24, 2015
High possibility of load shedding on Friday: Eskom

Eskom on Friday morning warned that the possibility of load shedding was high for the whole day without giving the power outlook for the weekend - which is expected to be wet and cold in many parts of the Eastern Cape.


On Thursday afternoon, the power utility implemented Stage 2 load shedding.

Scam warning

“Eskom wishes to warn its suppliers and companies doing business with it or any of its subsidiaries, of the unscrupulous marketing and advertising activities of fraudsters operating under the guise of the Industrial World Business publication,” the power utility said on Thursday.

“The fraudsters’ modus operandi is to invite Eskom’s suppliers to advertise in a supposed specialist business magazine called the Industrial World Business falsely claiming and marketing that Eskom has endorsed the publication because it is going to be featured therein.

“To this end, they use letters, faxes and emails bearing the Eskom logo and the forged signature of Eskom’s acting Chief Executive, Mr Brian Molefe.”

Eskom wishes to alert its suppliers that this is not how it conducts its business and urges them to contact the Eskom Media Desk on 011 800 3304/43 or 082 805 7278 to verify the authenticity of any such requests for advertising and to check whether they have indeed been endorsed by Eskom or any of its officials.

Suppliers can also contact the Eskom Crime Reporting Line on 0800 11 27 22 to report the crime.


For the Buffalo City Municipality (East London and surrounds) click for your suburb from here: Buffalo City - load shedding schedule

For the Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth and surrounds) schedule click here: Nelson Mandela Bay – load shedding schedule 

For the Kouga Local Municipality (Jeffreys Bay and surrounds) click for your suburb from here: Kouga Local Municipality - load shedding schedule