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A shift to Stage 2 rotational loadshedding until 23h00 on Wednesday, as system recovery makes progress
Tuesday, 10 December 2019: Eskom is currently implementing Stage 2 rotational loadshedding which will continue until 23h00 on Wednesday. Loadshedding will be required overnight to manage our emergency diesel and pumped storage reserves. Eskom will communicate if there is a change in the system.
We have made good progress in the recovery from localised flooding at our power stations and have returned several power station units as scheduled. As a result we have reduced the loadshedding stages earlier than scheduled on the hour from 20h00 (Stage 4 to stage 3 to stage 2) today as a safe and controlled way to keep the system in balance.   The probability for loadshedding remains high for the rest of the week.
The Emergency Response Command Centre continues to monitor the situation and the focus is to reduce unplanned breakdowns to below 9 500MW to enable us to minimise and to stop loadshedding in the following week.
We remind customers that loadshedding regardless of the stage, is no cause for alarm as the system is being effectively controlled. Loadshedding is a responsible act and highly controlled process, implemented to protect the country from a national blackout.
We continue to ask customers to reduce demand as a concerted collective effort can help to avoid or lessen the level of loadshedding. As we are experiencing rainy and cooler weather conditions in some parts of the country, we ask that you use efficient heating to keep warm and switch off your geysers over peak periods. 
We will keep South Africans informed about the status of the electricity system and our recovery efforts throughout this period.
Eskom customers can check their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom website ( or through the customer contact centre on 0860037566.
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience during this difficult period.