Messages with false information about load-shedding have been doing the rounds.
One, which claims to be from Eskom, suggests that there will be no electricity in the country on Thursday from 6am to 12pm.
In a statement subsequently shared on Twitter, Eskom said these messages are “false and misleading”.
Eskom explained that load-shedding is a “measure of last resort” to “stabilise the system” and avoid a “total blackout”. It is controlled and managed “on a rotational basis” for periods of between two and four hours at a time.