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Stage 2 loadshedding will regretfully be implemented between 17:00 and 22:00 tonight and every evening until Thursday

Monday, 20 June 2022: Eskom regrets to announce the implementation of Stage 2 loadshedding starting at 17:00 – 22:00 this evening. Due to the continued shortage of generation capacity, loadshedding will be implemented every evening at the same time until Thursday night.  

Eskom will continue to closely monitor the system, adjust and communicate any changes as may be necessary. We appeal to all South Africans to help limit the impact of the shortages by continuing to reduce the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items.

We currently have 5 232MW on planned maintenance, while another 14 202MW of capacity is unavailable due to breakdowns.

Eskom cautions the public that as the shortage of generation capacity persists, the system will continue to be constrained with an elevated risk of loadshedding over the coming weeks.

We would like to remind the public that loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly especially between 05:00 – 09:00 in the mornings and 16:00 – 22:00 in the evenings.

ENDS

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