South Africa News

Power cuts reduced to Stage 4 from Saturday morning

Eskom has reduced load shedding to Stage 4 from Saturday morning.

This will last until 5 AM Sunday, after which load shedding will be reduced to Stage 2 until 5 AM on Monday.

The country’s national power grid has been under severe strain this week, due to a number of breakdowns at power stations which resulted in the implementation of Stage 6 power cuts – last experienced in September.

The power utility says a generating unit each has now returned to service at the Arnot, Duvha, Kriel, Kendal, Grootvlei, Matimba, and Medupi power stations.

Eskom says they will publish an update “as soon as there are any significant changes.”


In other news – ‘Don’t push the young lady’: Twitter mocks AKA over his video on a balcony with Kairo

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AKA on balcony with Kairo Forbes

The video reminded people of AKA’s former girlfriend who committed suicide by jumping off the balcony of a tall storey building where they lodged together. Learn More