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Eskom to Implement Power Cuts From Today Until April 20

Lights on in buildings in central Cape Town, South Africa.

Lights on in buildings in central Cape Town, South Africa.

Photographer: Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg

South Africa’s Eskom has begun implementing further power cuts from 4:00 p.m. local time today until 5 a.m. on April 20 due to additional generation unit losses and delayed return to service.

“The loss of four additional generation units at Matla, Tutuka, Duvha and Arnot power stations over the past 24 hours, exacerbated by the delay in units returning to service at Camden, Matla, Grootvlei and Tutuka power stations, has unfortunately necessitated the implementation of loadshedding,” the company said in a Twitter post.