Eskom will implement Stage 2 load-shedding from midday until 10pm.
The power utility explained multiple power generating units have broken down, necessitating the power cuts. Ten generation units at seven separate facilities have broken down.
Eskom warned that further deterioration of the system may mean load-shedding is escalated at short notice.
“As the aged generation infrastructure is unreliable and volatile, this constrained power system is expected to persist for the rest of the week,” Eskom’s statement read. The utility is urging all South Africans to use electricity sparingly.
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