Eskom is urging South Africans to reduce their electricity usage to help lessen the strain in its power grid.
The utility has lost the ability to generate over 21,000 megawatts at several power plants.
The country has been plunged into stage two rolling power cuts and this latest bout of load shedding is expected to last until Monday morning
Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said: “These constraints together with higher demand have resulted in extensive usage of generation reserves which have to be sufficiently recovered for the week ahead.
“Eskom appeals to all South Africans to help reduce the usage of electricity by switching off non-essentials items.
In other news – ANC to take disciplinary action against Nkomazi Mayor Johan Mkhatshwa
The African National Congress (ANC) in Mpumalanga will take disciplinary action against newly-appointed Nkomazi Local Municipality Mayor Johan Mkhatshwa.
His membership has been temporarily suspended. ANC provincial secretary Lindiwe Ntshalintshali said he contravened the party’s constitution by accepting a nomination to return to the mayoral position. Learn more