Eskom has requested that the public reduce usage of electricity as the power system is under severe pressure, with a high probability of load shedding hitting with very short notice.
Shortage of generation capacity
In a statement on Tuesday, Eskom said that a shortage of generation capacity caused by a breakdown in generation units, as well as delays in returning to other services, has resulted in supply constraints.
While no load shedding is anticipated at this point, Eskom has warned that a move to stage 1 or stage 2 could happen at short notice. This is most likely to occur between 17h00 and 22h00 in the evening.