South Africans will continue to endure rolling blackouts once again this week.

Eskom says the power cuts will be implemented in various stages throughout until Thursday.

The struggling power utility says Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented between 00h00 and 16h00.

Thereafter Stage 4 will kick in the evenings.

Eskom says while generation units are anticipated to return to service, it is necessary to continue the load shedding to conserve emergency generation reserves.

Spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha says they’re struggling to get more diesel.

“Eskom is still experiencing constraints from its diesel suppliers that are affecting the availability of bulk diesel to the Ankerlig and Gourikwa Open Cycle Gas Turbines, which have a combined capacity of 2 000MW. While we expect diesel deliveries from Tuesday onwards, should this uncertainty of supply persist, higher stages of load shedding may be required”.

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town says it will continue to protect its customers from higher stages implemented by Eskom.

Currently, Stage 1 remains in place until 16h00.

Thereafter Stage 3 will be implemented until 05h00 on Tuesday.