Bad news for electricity fans – despite earlier statements from Eskom that the energy provider was hoping to avoid loadshedding today, the firm has just announced via Twitter that it rolling power outs will commence at 10.30 across the country.

We’re just waiting to see if the municipalities follow suit, and waiting for official comment from Eskom’s spokespeople. As ever, check out Eskom’s loadshedding page to find out when you’re likely to be turned off.

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