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Load shedding reduced to Stage 2 until 4pm, Stage 3 to kick in from 4pm to 10pm

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Load shedding has been reduced to Stage 2 until 4pm on Sunday afternoon, while Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 4pm until 10pm in the evening.

FIle picture: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

LOAD shedding has been reduced to Stage 2 until 4pm on Sunday afternoon, while Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 4pm until 10pm in the evening.

This is a slight relief for South Africans after Eskom announced that Stage 4 load shedding would be implemented from 1pm until 10pm on Saturday and from 8am until 10pm on Sunday.

Power utility Eskom has announced that it will reduce load shedding after a generating unit each at Arnot, Hendrina, Tutuka power stations and two at Lethabo Power Station were returned to service on Saturday afternoon.

A generating unit each at Duvha and Camden power stations were taken offline for repairs.

Eskom said it currently has 4,009MW on planned maintenance, while another 14,515MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

Eskom has also said it is working on restoring supply to an outage affecting customers in Mabuya Park, Mailula Park Exts 2, 4, 8, 16 & 29, Nguni, & Sotho sections, and Vosloorus Ext 31.

The company appeals to South Africans to help limit the impact of load shedding by reducing the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items.

The power utility also urged all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly especially between 5am to 9am in the mornings and 4pm to 10pm in the evenings.

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