Eskom announces stage 4 load-shedding — pleads with South Africa to switch off

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Eskom has announced increased load-shedding due to higher demand and a slight reduction in generation capacity.

This is due to high demand and a slight reduction in generation capacity.“We plead with the public to switch off non-essential appliances to reduce the demand,” the power utility said.

South Africa is currently experiencing extremely cold weather, with snow reported in several provinces.The South African Weather Service issued a snow alert on Saturday, saying it would initially fall in the Western Cape on Friday and Saturday and was then expected to spread eastwards across the country over the next few days.

Saws also warned residents to expect “cold to very cold temperatures” over most of the country for the next few days and to expect snow in high-lying areas. It warned that maximum temperatures were expected to stay below 10°C in most places in the interior on Monday. In the eastern highveld regions and the escarpment of Mpumalanga, maximum temperatures were expected to remain below 7°C on Monday.

 

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