26 February 2015
For immediate release

The Municipality has been advised by Eskom to implement Stage 2 load shedding as of 10h00 today, 26 February.

Customers are urged to reduce their consumption in order to reduce the severity of load shedding.

Commercial customers, particularly shopping centres and office blocks are urged to switch off non-essential lights and not to leave office equipment such as photocopiers and computers on standby mode after hours.

In the event of rotational load shedding, please switch off all appliances to prevent overload tripping when the power does return.

The load shedding schedule is available on the Municipal website:
http://www.durban.gov.za/City_Services/electricity/Load_Shedding/Pages/default.aspx

ENDS

Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information contact Thabo Mofokeng on 031 311 4820 or 082 731 7456 or email:thabo1.mofokeng@durban.gov.za or Gugu

Mbonambi on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za