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Brace yourselves for another day of load shedding, South Africa, as Eskom intermittently cuts your power for a second day running.
The utility tweeted on Thursday that load shedding will commence once more from 9am Thursday morning until 11pm Thursday as a result of a “shortage of capacity”.
#Reminder Thursday, 17 October 2019: Due to a shortage of capacity, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented today from 9am to 11pm. Please check your schedule for your allocated time.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) October 17, 2019
The important thing to note here is that Stage 2 is in effect. For some areas, this means power dropping up to five hours a day.
You can experience Stage 1 in some areas, though, namely those serviced by the City of Cape Town.
Eskom Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented from 9:00 to 23:00 today (17 October).
City customers will be on Stage 1 from 9:00 – 23:00.
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) October 17, 2019
For the City of Johannesburg and eThekwini Municipality, Stage 2 will be in effect.
ALERT⚠️Stage 2 rotational load-shedding will be implemented today from 09:00-23:00, Blocks affected:
09:00-12:30 (5A & 1B)
12:00-16:30( 6A & 2B)
16:00-20:30 (7A & 3B)
20:00-23:00 (8A & 4B)^LP
— @CityPowerJhb (@CityPowerJhb) October 17, 2019
— eThekwini Municipality (@eThekwiniM) October 17, 2019
Eskom would also like to remind South Africans that it is “sincerely” sorry for the “inconvenience” caused.
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