Eskom Ramps-Up Load-Shedding To Stages 4, 5 From Thursday

Johannesburg – Eskom on Wednesday announced that it was ramping up load-shedding to Stages 4 and 5.

The power utility said it was ramping up load-shedding owing to a breakdown of a generating unit each at Camden, Kendal, Lethabo, and Majuba power stations.

“Stages 4 and 5 load-shedding will be implemented from 05:00 on Thursday morning until Sunday afternoon,” Eskom said in a power alert.

Load-shedding Stages 4 and 5 will be implemented for the remainder of the week.

Eskom said the return to service of a generating unit each at Matla and Tutuka power stations has been delayed.

“Two generating units at Kriel, a unit each at Majuba and Tutuka power stations have been returned to service,” said Eskom.

Eskom also requested the public to use electricity sparingly.

Earlier this week on Tuesday, outgoing Eskom Chief Executive André de Ruyter warned SA will remain in the dark for the next two years with a risk of load shedding reaching Stage 8.