These KZN areas will be without electricity on Thursday
Durban - Parts of the province will be without electricity during peak hours on Thursday while Eskom implements load reductions.
In a statement sent on Wednesday, Eskom said the operation will prevent network overloading caused by illegal connections, vandalised electricity infrastructure and bypassed meters.
Overloading of networks leads to damage to the electricity infrastructure through explosions in overloaded transformers and mini-substations. It also poses danger to people and property in the affected communities.
Currently, Eskom is battling to keep up with the increased equipment failure that is costing millions to repair.
The areas include Dannhauser, Ladysmith and parts of eThekwini as well as Newcastle and uMshwathi.
These areas will be without electricity from 7am to 9am, or 5pm to 9pm:
Dannhauser (7am - 9am)
Emnambithi / Ladysmith (5pm - 7pm)
eThekwini (7am - 9am)
Msunduzi / Impendle (7am - 9am)
Msunduzi / Impendle (5pm - 7pm)
Newcastle (7am - 9am)
Newcastle (5pm - 7pm)
uMhlathuze / uMlalazi (5pm - 7pm)
uMkhanyakude (5pm - 7pm)
uMshwati (5am - 7am)
Customers from affected areas are encouraged not to log a fault during this period.
Eskom urges customers to treat all installations as live.
Customers are advised to report any illegal activities on Eskom lines on the Eskom Crime Line number: 0800 11 27 22.