No word from Eskom on load shedding plans for the weekend

South Africa was saddled with stage two blackouts on Thursday as the embattled power utility suffered capacity constraints due to generation issues combined with the severe cold weather.

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JOHANNESBURG - There's still no word yet from Megawatt Park as to whether you'll have to put up with load shedding this cold weekend, but Eskom has promised it will communicate any changes to its system.

South Africa was saddled with stage two blackouts on Thursday as the embattled power utility suffered capacity constraints due to generation issues combined with the severe cold weather.

The power cuts hit the country amid a cold front that has been dubbed one of the coldest nights of this decade. The utility has in the meantime urged you to use electricity sparingly.

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