UPDATE: Eskom has implemented Stage Two #loadshedding
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UPDATE: Eskom has implemented Stage Two #loadshedding

ESKOM HAS CONFIRMED THE IMPLEMENTATION OF STAGE TWO LOADSHEDDING AS OF 9AM. THE POWER SUPPLY IS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO NORMAL AT 10PM.

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Eskom is warning South Africans that Stage Two load shedding could be implemented as of this morning.

The power utility says blackouts might materialise between 9am and 10pm today.

"There is a high probability of Stage Two rotational loadshedding from 09:00 until 22:00 today as a result of loss of additional units overnight. Stage Two calls for 2000MW to be rotationally loadshed nationally at a given period," Eskom said in a statement this morning.

You can listen to eThekwini's Stage Two loadshedding schedule for Friday, 30 November, 2018 below:

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"Loadshedding is conducted rotationally as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout."

Consumers are being urged to use electricity sparingly to ease the demand.
 
"Please switch off geysers during the day as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand," the utility requested.

Meanwhile, spokesperson, Dikatso Mothae says South Africans can expect interruptions to the power supply for the next four months.

You can find the full eThekwini load shedding schedule here.

Customers who receive their electricity directly from Eskom can access their schedule  here.

Click here to access the Umhlathuze (including Richards Bay) schedule.

The Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business has previously shared the capital's load shedding schedules. Click here for both pages.

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