Eskom starts stage 2 load-shedding

Eskom announced that it has implemented stage 2 load-shedding, which calls for 2,000MW to be rotationally loadshed nationally.

Stage 2 load-shedding will take place from 09:00-22:00 on 30 November 2018.

“Load-shedding is conducted rotationally as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout,” Eskom said.

“We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period.”

Eskom customers can check if and when this load-shedding will affect their areas by visiting Eskom’s official load-shedding webpage, or by calling their customer contact centre on 0860 037 566.

This follows reports of a massive profit drop at the state-owned power utility, with Eskom’s first-half profit plunging 89% and set to worsen over the next six months.

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