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South Africa’s Eskom Extends Scheduled Power Cuts to Weekend

Electrical power lines above informal housing in Cape Town.
Electrical power lines above informal housing in Cape Town.Photographer: Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg

South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. will continue rolling blackouts over the weekend due to a continued shortage of generation capacity.

The utility will cut 2.000 megawatts from the grid from 4 p.m. until midnight on Saturday and Sunday, it said on Friday in a statement on Twitter. The current round of blackouts, known locally as loadshedding, started on Aug. 3 after 11 days without interruptions.