South Africans will face rolling blackouts once again this week.

This as Eskom confirmed that Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented for the rest of the week.

The ailing power utility says the reason for the power cuts is due to shortage of generation capacity once again.

In fact, over the weekend, Eskom increased load shedding to Stage 4.

Eskom’s spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha says rolling blackouts will start from 17h00 until 22h00.

“While there may be instances where loadshedding might need to be implemented outside of these hours, as far as possible Eskom will endeavour to limit the implementation of loadshedding to the evening peak in order to limit the impact of the capacity shortages on the public”.