Update- Eskom implements stage 2 load shedding

Electricity pylons are seen in front of the cooling towers at the Lethabo Thermal Power Station,an Eskom coal-burning power station near Sasolburg in the northern Free State province, March 2, 2016. South Africa's energy regulator said on Tuesday it had allowed state-owned power firm Eskom to raise tariffs by 9.4 percent in the 2016/17, less than what had been requested by the cash-strapped utility . REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko - RTS8VZV

Johannesburg- Eskom announced on Friday that there is a high probability of stage two rotational load-shedding from 9am until 10pm on Friday because of a loss of additional units overnight.

Eskom ended stage one load shedding and asked urged residents and users to use electricity wisely.

Load shedding is done rationally to avoid total blackout and to protect the power system from a total collapse.

“We encourage residents and businesses to please use electricity sparingly to ease the demand of electricity,” Eskom said in a statement.

“Please switch off geysers during the day as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand.

“Customers are advised to keep checking their load-shedding schedules on the Eskom or municipal website, and plan on the assumption that load shedding will take place.”

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