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Stage 2 loadshedding will continue until 05:00 on Monday
Sunday, 05 January 2020: The system remains constrained and vulnerable, and as such loadshedding stage 2 will unfortunately have to continue from 08:00 this morning until 05:00 tomorrow morning (Monday).
The conveyor belt failure at Medupi power station has since been repaired and the plant is feeding power into the grid. This incident, however, as well as a loss of additional generation units caused us to have to deplete our diesel and pump storage levels, which we need to restore as we head into the working week on Monday.
Our teams continue to work tirelessly to return units back from planned and unplanned outages.  Owing to inadequate maintenance over a number of years, the system remains vulnerable to unplanned outages. We remind customers that loadshedding is an essential and controlled measure to ensure that the integrity of the grid is not compromised.
We will give South Africans regular updates about our prognosis for tomorrow and our recovery efforts for the week ahead.
We continue to ask customers to reduce demand as a concerted collective effort can help to avoid or reduce the level of loadshedding.
Eskom customers can check their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom website ( or through the customer contact centre on 0860037566.