Eskom starts stage 2 load-shedding

Eskom has started stage 2 load-shedding, due to severe pressure on the power grid.

“Due to continued pressure on the national grid, Eskom will implement stage 2 load-shedding from 4pm to 10pm today,” it said.

“Apologies for the inconvenience and uncertainty that this is causing. Eskom will continue to provide regular updates on this matter.”

Load-shedding has already taken a severe toll on Cell C customers today, following it resulting in a power surge at a Neotel data centre which took down Cell C’s network.

The operator said services were down for 2 hours as a result.

Now read: Why Cell C’s network went down

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Eskom starts stage 2 load-shedding