Eskom has announced that it is downgrading load shedding on Sunday morning to Stage 2.
On Saturday the embattled power utility implemented Stage-3 power outages, due to unplanned outages and low emergency reserves, that were expected to continue until Monday.
Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha says the downgrade in power outages is due to some units being returned to the power grid.
Date: 16 February 2020
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Load shedding is set to continue for 18 months as the utility seeks to catch up on maintenance.
Eskom has urged people to save power by setting air-conditioners at 23 degrees Celsius, using the cold tap rather than the hot tap and switching off geysers during peak periods – among other things.