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Eskom to implement stage two load shedding

Rolling blackouts will be implemented from 5pm until 10pm this evening.

FILE: Eskom has been warning consumers that load shedding is likely during peak hours. Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has announced it will implement stage two load shedding from 5pm this afternoon until 10pm tonight.

Eskom attributed the power cuts to increased demand and shortage of generation capacity due to plant maintenance.

The ailing power utility made the announcement on its Twitter account:

#PowerAlert: Eskom will implement stage 2 #load_shedding from 17:00 today and this is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening.

Eskom has been warning consumers to expect load shedding during peak hours.

The parastatal has been implementing rolling blackouts regularly this year, saying it is trying to catch up with maintenance work.

To view your load shedding schedule, click here.

Read more on how to survive load shedding, here.