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Eskom has announced that load shedding will continue due to high levels of breakdowns and delays in returning units to service. Photo: Pixabay

Stage 5 load shedding will be with us until the weekend

Eskom offered no reason for the prolonging of Stage 5 load shedding, yet. It said an outlook for the week ahead would be provided on Friday afternoon.

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Eskom has announced that load shedding will continue due to high levels of breakdowns and delays in returning units to service. Photo: Pixabay

Eskom announced that Stage 5 load shedding would continue until Saturday morning in a statement late on Thursday afternoon, 22 September.

STAGE 5 LOAD SHEDDING EXTENDED AGAIN

The beleaguered parastatal offered no reason for the prolonged Stage 5 load shedding. However, it said it would publish a full statement on Friday afternoon, which will outline the power cuts for South Africa over the weekend and for the week ahead.

Stage 5 load shedding is expected to come to an end at 5:00 on Saturday morning, 24 September.

On Tuesday 20 September, Eskom said there was a possibility that the severity of power cuts could be reduced by Thursday. On that day,  seven units returned to service, however, the power supplier said it was necessary to continue with load shedding in order to build up emergency generation reserves.

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 Load shedding schedules can be found via the following links:

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