Eskom will implement rolling blackouts until at least Thursday, the failing, government-owned electricity utility said on Sunday.
The stage-2 blackouts will begin at 9am on Monday and continue until at least 6am on Thursday.
“In an effort to minimise the impact on traffic, we will endeavour to provide a break in load shedding from 6am to 9am each day of the week, when possible,” the company said in a statement.
It said unplanned outages were at 11.8GW as of 5pm on Sunday.
“While good progress has been made in replenishing water for our pumped-storage schemes, we have not fully replenished diesel for our open-cycle gas turbines, necessitating that stage-2 load shedding be implemented during the week until Thursday.” — (c) 2020 NewsCentral Media