Eskom resumes with rotational load shedding

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South African power utility Eskom has resumed its rotational load shedding schedule, which left many in darkness this weekend.

The parastatal confirmed this morning that Stage 2 load shedding would continue across the country today due to a number of generating units tripping, causing a reduction in total supply.

Stage 2 calls for 2,000MW to be loadshed on rotation as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout.

The utility stressed in a statement: "We continue to appeal to residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. Please switch off geysers and all non-essential appliances to assist in reducing demand."

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