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Eskom to implement Stage 2 loadshedding from 08:00 until 22:00 throughout the weekend
Friday, 04 September 2020: Eskom will implement Stage 2 loadshedding between 08:00 and 22:00 on Saturday and Sunday. This is necessary to replenish the emergency generation reserves, which were depleted over the past week, in order to better prepare for the coming week. The system remains unreliable and vulnerable and Eskom will continue to communicate the stage of loadshedding should there be any further developments.
 
Unplanned breakdowns amount to 11 090MW of capacity, adding to the 5 371MW currently out on planned maintenance. Eskom teams are working around the clock to return as many of these generation units to service as possible.
 
We urge the people of South Africa to continue using electricity sparingly in order to assist Eskom to reduce the instance of loadshedding.
 
ENDS