Eskom has implemented Stage 2 load-shedding again today, starting at 8 am until 10 pm with a high possibility of it continuing into the weekend. Eskom spokesperson, Sikhonathi Mantshantsha, says plant breakdowns over the past few days has resulted in load-shedding been implemented throughout the country.
Mantshantsha has urged people to minimise strain on the grid by turning off any non-essential electrical items.
In other news, a shocking case of child abuse and negligence of an 8-year-old child of Tongaat, north of Durban has sparked outrage on social media, while the child’s mother has been hospitalized after an attempt to commit suicide, read more
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