Stage 2 load shedding till Sunday - Eskom

Eskom has announced that stage 2 load shedding will continue until 06:00 on Sunday morning due to a loss of additional units.

"Stage 2 load shedding will be necessary on Saturday to replenish reserves to better prepare for the coming week," the power utility said. 

Unplanned outages increased to 12 225MW on Thursday afternoon, with planned maintenance at 4 554MW. 

The cash-strapped utility has warned of an increased likelihood of power cuts over the next 18 months as it conducts maintenance on its fleet of ageing power plants.