Have you charged your power banks, replaced the batteries in your touch, and boiled some water for later?
If not, it's best to do that now.
Eskom announced in a statement on Tuesday that due to the continuing severe generation supply constraints after multiple generation units broke down, stage 2 load shedding will be implemented across the country from 8 am until 10 pm today.
The power utility said that 10 generation units situated at seven power stations have suffered breakdowns in the past two days.
“With the unreliable and aged generation infrastructure, together with a number of risks on running units, there is a high probability that additional stages of load shedding may be implemented at short notice,” Eskom said.
One generator broke down at Arnot, Medupi, Lethabo, Matla power stations, respectively, while another two units broke down at Majuba, Camden and Tutuka power stations, respectively.
“This, together with the need to conserve emergency generation reserves, necessitated that load shedding be implemented in order to protect the integrity of the system.
“Unplanned breakdowns amount to 11 425MW of capacity, adding to the 4 983MW currently out on planned maintenance,” Eskom said, once again urging South Africans to help reduce electricity usage and alleviate some of the strain on the system to help Eskom to reduce the instance of load shedding.