Eskom to implement stage 2 load shedding on Sunday

This is the first time the power utility will be load shedding in two months.

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JOHANNESBURG – Eskom has announced that it will start implementing stage two load shedding from 1 pm to 10 pm from today.

This is the first time the power utility will be load shedding in two months.

This comes just days after president Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans to restructure Eskom in a bid to save the struggling power utility.

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says because there is a shortage of capacity, there's a need for the utility to replenish their water and diesel reserves.

The power utility's Jan Oberholzer says they need to replenish their water and diesel reserves.

“When the demand picked up towards the end of January, the system became constrained. Unfortunately, this is where we find ourselves today.