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A black Friday as stage 1 load shedding implemented

Load shedding will take place from 6am to 10pm tonight.

FILE. Load shedding will take place from 6am to 10pm tonight. Picture: Freeimages.com

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

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.

To access your load shedding schedule, click here or use the EWN load shedding interactive map, here.

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