VEREENIGING - Eskom warns that its network is under severe strain. The utility once again asks consumers to use electricity sparingly and to switch off unnecessary equipment. The statement makes no mention of the possibility of loadshedding, but in the past power cuts, often over weekends, have followed similar warnings. Meanwhile, it has been reported that a faulty cable is causing power outages in the Vereeniging CBD. According to the Emfuleni Local Municipality Vereeniging WhatsApp Group once the fault has been located the cable will take between six and eight hours to repair.