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Eskom to implement stage 2 load shedding on Thursday

Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding on Thursday between 08:00 and 22:00, the fifth consecutive day of rotational power cuts. Stage 2 load shedding allows for up to 2000 MW to be shed from the national grid. The power utility said in a statement there had been some improvement[…]

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Loadshedding in Ramadan: The struggle is real

As working Muslims struggle to make it home for iftar due to the earlier onset of Maghrib in winter, this year has been a greater challenge with the added burden of load-shedding. Power cuts in South Africa have become the day-to-day norm for many households, and for the most part,[…]

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Eskom reaches payment agreement with 10 municipalities

Eskom has reached payment agreements with 10 out of 20 defaulting municipalities, after the supplier issued threats that it would begin power cuts in June. “The bulk electricity supplies of municipalities that have entered into a payment agreement with Eskom will not be interrupted,” Eskom said in a statement sent[…]

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Medium to very high chance of load shedding

Chances of load shedding on Tuesday was medium for the morning and very high for the evening and dependent on the performance of the power plant, Eskom said in a tweet. Eskom, which stopped stage 1 load shedding at about 21:46 on Monday, said the electricity supply system remains very[…]

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Stage 1 load shedding tonight

Unlike the rest of South Africa, the Western Cape will be experiencing two stages of stage 3 load-shedding to reduce the percentage of consumers affected by power outages, Eskom Western Cape’s head Alwie Lester said on Monday. “We don’t want to take out too many customers than necessary. We don’t[…]

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Eskom raises load shedding to stage 3

After a day of stage 2 power outages, Eskom has escalated load shedding to cut off 4000MW (stage 3) from the grid, which will likely end at 10pm. Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 18:00 on Tuesday, Eskom said. “Due to the vulnerable system, stage 3 load shedding[…]

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Medium to high risk of blackouts

EThe risk of blackouts is medium to high on Monday, power utility Eskom said. “Should anything unexpected happen on the generation side we may need to go into load shedding,” its media desk said. Eskom urged its customers to use electricity sparingly to ease the pressure on the power grid.[…]

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