Eskom urges South Africans to use electricity sparingly

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As cold and rainy conditions persist in different parts of the country, Eskom is calling on South Africans to use electricity sparingly.

The power utility ended stage 2 load shedding on Tuesday morning. However, has not ruled out further power cuts throughout this week.

Eskom Spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, says, “The generation supply constraints will persist throughout the high winter demand period, which increases the likelihood of load shedding.

We appeal to the public to help reduce usage of electricity in order to assist the county get through these capacity constraints. Should there be any changes to the system, we will communicate.”

Eskom warns of more load shedding:

Traffic authorities in Johannesburg have meanwhile urged motorists to be careful on the roads as parts of the city experiences heavy rains.

JMPD Spokesperson, Wayne Minaar, advises drivers to keep their headlights on, maintain a safe following distance and drive slowly.

More information on the country’s weather for Tuesday is in the video below: