Eskom’ stage 2 load shedding extended to Wednesday

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Eskom says Stage Two load shedding will now continue until 05:00 on Wednesday.  

The power utility says Stage Two, which was meant to end on Sunday evening, had to be extended due to further loss of generation capacity and to allow it to replenish emergency generation reserves.  

In a statement, Eskom says: “Over the past two days, Eskom teams successfully returned a generation unit at the Matimba and Medupi power station. However, during the weekend we have suffered further breakdowns at five power stations, putting further strain on the generation capacity.”  

The power utility says it will assess and communicate as the situation changes as it works to return the units back to service.