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Eskom confirms stage two load shedding will begin at 4pm today

The parastatal said the power system remained vulnerable due to a shortage of generation capacity.

FILE: Earlier this month, Eskom said there was no guarantee that there would be no load shedding for the month despite having enough money to buy diesel to keep the generators online. Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has confirmed that stage two load shedding will be implemented from 4 pm until 10 pm today.

Eskom announced that the power system remained vulnerable this weekend due to a shortage of generation capacity as several units were out of service for maintenance.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe on Wednesday said, "Generally, around this time of the week, is when much of our water and diesel is being depleted. And that's where we are now. But also, some of our generators are not working the way they're supposed to be working."

Earlier this month, Eskom said there was no guarantee that there would be no load shedding for the month despite having enough money to buy diesel to keep the generators online.

The parastatal called on its customers to reduce the load on the electricity grid by urgently switching off all non-essential appliances throughout the day.

The power utility has battled to keep the lights on for months now due to problems with its generators and aging infrastructure.

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