Eskom has confirmed that it will suspend load shedding from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, June 4. The power utility announced that to allow Parliament to pass the Appropriation Bill, stage 2 will be suspended but will resume again at 5:00 until 22:00 on Sunday, June 6.
In order to allow parliament to pass the Appropriation Bill, Stage 2 loadshedding will be suspended from 12:00 to 17:00 today@News24 @SABCNews @NewzroomAfrika @eNCA @IOL @ewnupdates @SundayTimesZA @SowetanLIVE @dailysunsa pic.twitter.com/d4naqeHG7B
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) June 4, 2021
“Passing these bills is essential to keeping government operating, as without the relevant appropriations there will be no funding for key state functions, such as hospitals, law enforcement and other essential services,”
“The suspension of load shedding has been made possible by large industrial power consumers in South Africa who have agreed to reduce their consumption for this period to support the country.”
Meanwhile, Eskom will also be required to utilise some emergency reserves during this period, thereby depleting some of the gains made over the past few days.
“All South Africans are urged to reduce their use of electricity in the national interest, particularly between 12:00 and 17:00 on Friday, as well as over the weekend,” Eskom added.
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