Eskom has implemented stage 2 load shedding

Eskom has announced Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented today, Friday from 08:00am to 11:00pm due to  a shortage of power.

On Thursday the power utility implemented stage 1 until 11:00pm after the Kusile Power Station tripped.

According to spokesperson, Andrew Etzinger, it is a big unit and has therefore caused a significant loss of power generation.

Eskom has appealed to the public and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this time by switching off geysers and non-essential lighting and appliances.