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Eskom loadshedding update

On Thursday, South Africans were informed of Eskom’s low generating capacity that flagged risk for potential rotational loadshedding.

The power utility noted that the risk continues to remain high for today (Friday, 1 March) and will continue over the weekend as there is a need to replenish emergency reserves (water and diesel) to limit the possibility and magnitude of loadshedding in the following week.

While the risk remains high, loadshedding will only be implemented if absolutely necessary.

“We remind customers that loadshedding is a controlled measure, which protects the power system from a total collapse or blackout,” the parastatal said.

Customers are advised to keep checking their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom and their municipal website and plan on the assumption that loadshedding will take place. 

In the event that loadshedding becomes necessary, Eskom and the municipalities will use the published rotational loadshedding schedules.

For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za).