Things go from bad to worse as Eskom upgrades loadshedding to Stage 4 from 14:00 this afternoon until 22:00 this evening.
Eskom cites several plants losing generating capacity as the reason for the latest bout of loadshedding, which lasts until Tuesday evening.
The latest stage 2 loadshedding is planned from 21:00 tonight until 05:00 tomorrow morning, but could be expected as system is vulnerable.
The power utility is implementing load reduction in areas prone to illegal connections, meter bypasses and vandalism.
Most of the new applications have come from the mining sector, says Minerals and Energy minister Gwede Mantashe.
The power utility aims to go a third day in a row without loadshedding.
The power utility has offered South Africans a slight reprieve.
Power cuts will run from 06:00 to 20:00 everyday. Should the situation not improve Eskom will cut power indefinitely.
There is a high risk of loadshedding this Friday afternoon.
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The troubles at Eskom are growing worse by the day.
Barring any sort of issues at generation plants, the lights should remain on today.
Your fairy lights should continue to twinkle.
There’s no need to break out the candles or generator just yet, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.
Just when you thought it was safe to pack the candles away.
Eskom says the grid is currently stable but it will remain vulnerable until repairs have been carried out.