South Africa

South Africa’s Eskom says to implement power cuts from Monday

PUBLISHED: Mon, 31 May 2021 15:19:38 GMT

Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo


Eskom results held at Megawatt Park in Johannesburg on Tuesday, July 30 2019. Pic: Waldo Swiegers / Bloomberg

JOHANNESBURG, May 31 (Reuters) – South African power utility Eskom said it would implement scheduled power cuts from Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning due to high demand and breakdowns of generation units.

The power cuts will be from 4:00 PM local time (1400 GMT) until 5:00 AM on Tuesday, with the possibility that the power cuts could be extended, the utility said.

(Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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