Eskom announced on its Twitter account on Sunday evening that it would lift stage two loadshedding at 21:00 that evening and that it would resume at 09:00 on Monday morning.

The utility said its decision to kick off loadshedding at 09:00 on Monday morning came after due consideration was given to motorists and commuters in rush hour traffic.

“We will give a further update to the public on Monday afternoon as to the state of the system going forward,” the statement said.

The Eskom statement said it saw unplanned outages and breakdowns of 11 126 MW by 16:00 on Sunday afternoon, with the utility’s team working to reduce the wattage of unplanned outages.

“While dam levels have recovered adequately enough to allow for a reduction of stage one loadshedding, there is still some work being done to improve diesel stocks,” the utility said.

The statement reminded South Africans that there was an increased possibility of loadshedding over the next 18 months, with critical maintenance on the cards to replenish ageing plant.


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