Infographics: Load shedding and electricity supply

Staff writer

What is load shedding? How does Eskom balance electricity supply and demand? What are the four stages of load shedding? How much power do different appliances use? What precautions should I take during load shedding? As South Africa enters a period of tight electricity supply, power utility Eskom has produced a series of handy infographics to answer these and other questions.

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