FILE PHOTO: Four year old Mandisa holds a candle as she helps her grandmother (not pictured) during load shedding in Soweto

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Eskom to implement rolling power cuts

JOHANNESBURG, December 5 – State power utility Eskom said on Wednesday it would implement rotational powercuts from 9 am to 10 pm as a result of a shortage of capacity due to a number of generating units still being out of service due to breakdowns.

“Our maintenance teams continue to work hard to bring the units back to service,” it said, urging residents to treat all electrical points as live during loadshedding.

The “stage 2 loadshedding” measure to be implemented on Wednesday involves reducing a 2,000 MW load from the national grid to protect the power system from a total collapse.

Eskom urged households and businesses to help reduce demand by, among other measures, switching off geysers and other non-essential lighting and electricity appliances. (ANA)

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