Date: Feb 12, 2019

Eskom has warned that load shedding could continue until April if the current status quo remains.

The power utility says it was forced to implement stage two load shedding on Sunday because of capacity problems.

Eskom says that stage two load shedding is done as a last resort to protect the power grid from total collapse.

It says that it may struggle to keep the lights on for the next few months.

The power utility says it was forced to implement stage two load shedding on Sunday to preserve emergency water and diesel reserves to limit the possibility of more load shedding this week.

Eskom’s Jan Oberholzer says that while this is regrettable, it’s necessary.

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