Eskom has announced that rolling blackouts will continue this week.

This is due further loss of generating capacity.

The power utility had implemented Stage 2 power cuts all of last week.

Sadly, the situation will continue.

In fact, From Monday until Tuesday, Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 17h00 until 22h00

Thereafter load shedding will be reduced to Stage 2 for the rest of the week.

Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha says they will continue to closely monitor the system, adjust and communicate any changes as may be necessary.

“Eskom appeals to all South Africans to help limit the impact of loadshedding by reducing the usage of electricity and to switch off all non-essential items. Eskom would like to remind the public that loadshedding is implemented only as a last resort to protect the national grid. We therefore urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly especially between 05:00 – 09:00 in the mornings and 16:00 – 22:00 in the evenings”