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Eskom implements stage one load shedding

Eskom has announced that it will implement rolling blackouts until 10pm.

Despite the chilly weather, consumers have been asked to use electricity sparingly. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has announced that it will implement stage one load shedding until 10pm this evening.

The power utility made the announcement on its Twitter account:

On Sunday, Eskom implemented stage two load shedding from 8am.

The utility said it needed to shed 2,000 megawatts from the national grid and warned of a whole day of power cuts.

On Saturday, the utility had to implement stage two load shedding due to a lack of generating capacity and the cold weather contributing to the high demand in power.

Despite the chilly weather, consumers have been asked to use electricity sparingly.

To access your load shedding schedule, click here.

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