ESKOM yesterday announced that the system was unable to produce enough power due to ongoing maintenance and implemented stage 1 loadshedding from 5pm to 10pm last night. “Because of maintenance, the system will not be able to meet 1 000MW of demand, meaning that although certain areas will be without electricity for a certain period, about 96 percent of South Africans will still continue to receive power supply at the same time.” Stage 1 allows for up to 1 000MW of the national load to be saved. – Business Reporter