Eskom implements load-shedding for the first time since December
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Eskom implements load-shedding for the first time since December

Eskom announced on Sunday that it would be implementing stage 2 load-shedding from 13:00 to 22:00.

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It is the first time since December that the cash-strapped power utility has been forced to implement the dreaded rolling blackouts. 

Eskom's spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says the utility is being hamstrung by a number of breakdowns in the power system.

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 "This is as a result of a shortage of capacity. There is also a need to replenish and preserve emergency water and diesel resources to limit load-shedding possibility or magnitude thereof in the following week," Phasiwe says.

 Load-shedding is likely to continue during the week.

 "We are likely to continue to have load-shedding for tomorrow and parts of the coming

week as well. However, we will keep consumers updated," says Phasiwe.  

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