Load shedding returns in parts of KZN: Eskom

Load shedding returns in parts of KZN: Eskom

Eskom says that it will begin load shedding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal during peak hours.

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It says this load reduction is in a bid to avoid damage to its infrastructure caused by illegal connections. 

In a statement this afternoon, the power utility says there's been a significant rise in network overloading around the province - as a result of illegal connections and bypassed meters. 

It says this has resulted in damage to electricity infrastructure.

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It's flagged at least 54 areas in KZN where the network is overloaded due to illegal connections. These areas are situated in eThekwini, Umzunduzi, Margate, Empangeni, Newcastle and Ladysmith.

The utility says it will switching off any overloaded networks during peak periods.

It's urged communities to help manage the load by switching off appliances such as heaters, stoves and geysers when not in use.

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