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Load-shedding to continue until Sunday

Eskom said on Wednesday stage 2 load shedding will hit South Africans from Thursday through to Sunday between 5 am and midnight.

Stage 2 load-shedding began at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and will continue until 12 a.m.

“Eskom regrets to inform Stage 2 load-shedding was introduced from 10 am until midnight due to the failure of four power units on Wednesday morning, which contributed to the capacity constraints.”

The Power Utility warned Stage 2 load-shedding would be implemented from 5 am to midnight on Thursday until Sunday, adding that it might need to be increased during evening peaks.

A total of 2 400MW of power was lost on Wednesday morning when a generation unit each at Kendal and Matimba, as well as two units at the Matla Power Station, broke down, adding to the ongoing capacity constraints.

“Currently, we have 3 630 MW on planned maintenance, while another 15 277 MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns,” the electricity company said.

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