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Eskom implements Stage 2 rotational loadshedding

Monday, 11 February 2019: Eskom will implement Stage 2 rotational loadshedding from 09:00 today and is likely to continue until 22:00.

Although a number of generating units have returned to service as per the 9-point recovery plan, regrettably additional units continue to trip. This results in a shortage of generating capacity.

Customers are reminded to treat all electrical points as live during loadshedding.

Stage 2 calls for 2000MW to be rotationally loadshed nationally at a given period. Loadshedding is conducted rotationally as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout.

We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand. 

For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website ( customers can also contact our customer contact centre at 0860 037 566.