For a while it seemed like South African might have been in the clear in terms of loadshedding for today, but Eskom has just announced that Stage 1 loadshedding will come into effect as from 6pm tonight, and will last until 10pm.
Stage 1 load shedding to be implemented from 18:00 to 22:00 due to shortage of capacity.
— Eskom Media Desk (@Eskom_MediaDesk) February 10, 2015
JUST IN: Stage 1 #loadshedding to be implemented from 18:00 to 22:00 tonight due to shortage of capacity, Eskom says.
— Jacaranda Newsteam (@JacaNews) February 10, 2015
If you want to check when loadshedding will hit your suburb, head on over to News24’s really cool loadshedding schedule. If you want to beat loadshedding on a budget, take your tech solar for R1 271. Earlier today Eskom refuted claims that a complete blackout will throw the country into darkness for two weeks.
1/2: The message going around saying “Eskom’s grid can crash at any time, leaving the country in darkness for over 2 weeks” is not true. — Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) February 10, 2015
2/2: Load shedding is a control & planned way to protect the power system from a total blackout. Follow us for updates on the power system.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) February 10, 2015