Eskom will suspend load shedding at midnight on Friday, and will only resume the rolling national power cuts again on Monday at 5am.
The state-owned utility, which in 2022 has subjected South Africans to the worst load shedding in the country’s history, said it will impose stage-2 power cuts until 4pm on Friday, after which it will ramp these up to stage 3 until midnight.
Then, from midnight on Friday night, load shedding will be suspended for the rest of the weekend.
The utility said it expects to implement stage-2 load shedding from 5am to 4pm on Monday, after which stage-3 cuts will happen until midnight.
“The lower weekend demand has made it possible to suspend load shedding from midnight until Monday,” it said.
“Since Thursday morning, Eskom teams have returned a generating unit each at Arnot, Kendal and Kriel and two units at Tutuka.” — (c) 2022 NewsCentral Media