Eskom is load shedding. Picture: 123RF
Eskom is load shedding. Picture: 123RF

Power utility Eskom said on Friday stage two load-shedding had been extended until 6am on Sunday morning, after the breakdown of two additional units.

While the three broken generation units that prompted load-shedding from Thursday are expected to return to service on Friday, load-shedding needed to be extended to replenish reserves for next week.

Eskom also said the system remains unpredictable and constrained, and there was a chance of increased load-shedding over the next 18 months.

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