Johannesburg — South African state utility Eskom said it would increase the frequency of rotational power cuts on Saturday and Sunday due to higher-than-expected demand and after some units tripped.
It said it would increase rotational power cuts to “Stage 4” from “Stage 2” between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. (1100-2000 GMT) on Saturday.
“Stage 4” power cuts will resume between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday, it added. This would essentially mean more parts of the country would see a power outage during the given time.
*Nqobile Dludla; Editing: Andrew Heavens – Reuters
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