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Eskom has announced that due to continued pressure on the national grid, it will implement stage 2 load shedding from 4pm to 10pm on Saturday. The electricity parastatal had announced earlier that stage 1 rotational load shedding was in progress due to a shortage of capacity as a result of generating units not returning to service as planned and due to an additional loss of a generating unit. It also stated that the Cahora Bassa hydropower plant in Mozambique was still supplying 700 MW less to the grid as a result of a damaged transmission line, which had occurred late on Wednesday. “There is also a need to preserve emergency water and diesel resources to limit the loadshedding possibility or magnitude thereof in the following week. Customers are reminded to treat all electrical points as live during loadshedding.” The electricity provider reminded consumers to treat all electrical points as live during the load shedding. “We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use ele...

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