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Eskom to implement Stage 1 rotational loadshedding at 09:00
Saturday, 08 December 2018: Eskom will be implementing Stage 1 rotational loadshedding from 09:00 and this is likely to continue until 22:00 as we conserve and build reserves for the week ahead and give our maintenance teams space to bring generating units back online.
Customers are reminded to treat all electrical points as live during loadshedding.  Eskom would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Stage 1 calls for 1000MW 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, schedules are available on the Eskom website ( customers can also contact our customer contact centre at 0860 037 566.