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Load shedding to start at 5pm

May 26 2015 14:35

Cape Town - Eskom warned on Tuesday that it will implement stage 1 load shedding from 17:00, which is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening.

This is due to a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at some of our units, it said in a statement.

Eskom also said load shedding is implemented as a necessary measure to protect the power system and to ensure that maintenance is done to guarantee that its supply of electricity can be maintained in the long term.

Eskom further warned that any unexpected changes on the vulnerable and constrained power system could lead to a change in the load shedding stage at short notice.

Check your load shedding schedules on GridWatch.

Eskom said municipal customers should contact their municipalities for information.

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