Three days of loadshedding announced for South Africa

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Eskom has announced Stage 2 loadshedding through the weekend, with power outages starting at 12pm on Friday, 5 February.

The power utility made the announcement on its social media channels on Friday morning. Loadshedding will last until 11pm on Sunday night.

Eskom said that heavy rains resulted in the need for rolling blackouts.

This resulted in the shutdown of five generating units at Medupi. The units did not receive coal due to the heavy rains.

“Eskom has implemented contingency plans and deployed additional resources to deal with the heavy rainfalls in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo areas,” Eskom said.

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town has said that municipality-supplied customers will experience Stage 1 loadshedding.

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