A black Friday as stage 1 load shedding implemented
Load shedding will take place from 6am to 10pm tonight.
JOHANNESBURG - Eskom have implemented stage one load shedding from 6am this morning until 10pm tonight due to a shortage of generation capacity.
POWER ALERT 1: Load shedding stage 1 to be implemented from 06:00 - 22:00 today due to a shortage of generation capacity
- Eskom Media Desk (@Eskom_MediaDesk) June 12, 2015
On Thursday, load shedding was bumped up from stage one to stage two after the power utility stated that the day's prognosis was low for the morning and high for the evening.
The utility said this is due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generating capacity.
It added that due to cold weather conditions that have gripped the country for most of the week, there may be more power cuts.