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Stage 4 load shedding extended until further notice

We’re in for a dark few days as Eskom has announced Stage 4 load shedding will continue until further notice as a result of shortages of generational capacity.

In a statement, the embattled power utility explains that “due to a shortage of generational capacity resulting from unplanned breakdowns, Eskom will continue Stage 4 load shedding until further notice. We expect that loadshedding, at various stages, may continue into the weekend.”

“The pump vault on Koeberg Unit 1 is being fixed, and it is envisaged that the unit will be back in service at the weekend. In the meantime, we continue utilising emergency generational reserves, including diesel, to supplement supply,” it said.

South Africans are advised that the load shedding schedule can change at a moment’s notice should there be unexpected change.

Residents are asked to use electricity sparingly. Visit for tips to save electricity and follow load-shedding developments on

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