Stage 1 load shed­ding be­gins

Sunday Observer - - NEWS - OHANNESBURG - An­nounced APETOWN

JThe paras­tatal’s pri­or­ity is for South Africans to have a good start to their week, and they don’t care that Bey­once is in town.

De­spite end­less re­quests from South Africans for Eskom not to em­bar­rass us in front of our Amer­i­can guests, it seems the paras­tatal will go ahead and do ex­actly that.

Eskom Spokesper­son Khulu Phasiwe an­nounced that stage 1 load shed­ding would be im­ple­mented as the power grid would re­main con­strained through­out the week­end.

“With the diesel gen­er­a­tors and pumped scheme stor­age dams hav­ing been used long and hard over the course of this week, Eskom will use the week­end to re­plen­ish the diesel tanks and wa­ter reser­voirs to en­sure a bet­ter start in the new week,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment, it will be im­ple­mented from 9am un­til 10pm and res­i­dents are urged to treat all power out­lets as though they were live, even dur­ing the out­age.

The power util­ity has also urged res­i­dents to con­tinue to use power spar­ingly. Cit­i­zen

C- From light­ing can­dles to hold­ing ral­lies, peo­ple around the world marked World AIDS Day yes­ter­day to raise aware­ness about t he f i ght against HIV/AIDS and re­mem­ber all those who have died from it.

The in­ter­na­tional event marks its 30th an­niver­sary this year, with peo­ple across con­ti­nents ex­pected to hold cam­paigns and vig­ils and wear the sym­bolic red rib­bons for the oc­ca­sion.

Some 37 mil­lion peo­ple live with HIV around the world, ac­cord­ing to the Joint United Na­tions Pro­gramme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which in July warned against com­pla­cency slow­ing the fight against the global epi­demic.

In a re­port, the UN body said the glob-

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