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Rolling blackouts expected from 5pm

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

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

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

The ailing power utility once again made the announcement on Twitter:

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 much-needed maintenance work.

Meanwhile, the Oudtshoorn Municipality is hoping to settle its electricity bill with Eskom over the next 11 months.

At one point, the municipality owed more than R30 million and faced the prospect of being left in the dark.

New municipal officials, who took control of the troubled town council just over two weeks ago, have drawn up a turnaround strategy.

To view your load shedding schedule, click here.

Read more on how to survive load shedding, here.