#POWERALERT 1— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) February 12, 2019
Date: 12 February 2019
Eskom implements Stage 3 rotational loadshedding @SABCNewsOnline @IOL @ewnupdates @TimesLIVE @CityPowerJhb @City_Ekurhuleni @CityTshwane @CityofCT @eThekwiniM pic.twitter.com/Pzo4hOj7iz
Rotational loadshedding moves to Stage 4 from 13:00 to 22:00, South Africa's power utility Eskom announced on Monday (11 February).
#POWERALERT 2— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) February 11, 2019
Date: 11 February 2019
Rotational loadshedding moves to Stage 4 from 13H00 to 22H00 @CityPowerJhb@City_Ekurhuleni@CityTshwane @CityofCT @eNCA @IOL @SABCNewsOnline pic.twitter.com/UnrIVTprHM
Eskom recently resumed its rotational load shedding schedule, which left many in darkness this weekend.
The parastatal confirmed this morning that Stage 2 load shedding would continue across the country today due to a number of generating units tripping, causing a reduction in total supply.
Stage 2 calls for 2,000MW to be loadshed on rotation as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout.
The utility stressed in a statement: "We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. Please switch off geysers and all non-essential appliances to assist in reducing demand."