Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding on Wednesday evening from 10pm until 5am on Thursday morning.
The power utility says this will also happen on Thursday evening 10pm until Friday 5am.
Eskom says load shedding is necessary to recover and preserve emergency generation reserves.
Eskom’s Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha says: “Eskom would like to urge the public to reduce electricity consumption in order to help us minimize load shedding. The system remains vulnerable and unpredictable. Load shedding is implemented as a last resort in order to protect the integrity of the system. As previously communicated, Eskom continues to implement reliability maintenance during this period, and thus the system will continue to be constrained and the risk of load shedding remains elevated.”
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) January 6, 2021