In an unprecedented step, Eskom on Friday announced that it would implement Stage 4 load-shedding from 2 pm until dawn on Saturday.
The power utility returned to scheduled blackouts on Thursday and implemented Stage 2 load-shedding until Friday morning.
It said this was prompted by unplanned breakdowns taking more than 12,500 megawatts off the grid, more than emergency reliance on diesel could compensate for.
At lunchtime on Friday, however, it announced that it was moving to Stage 4 which allows 4,000 megawatts to cut off the grid.
This would continue until 6 am on Saturday.
18h00 – 20h30
20h00 – 22h30
Not affected other than the already applicable times 8pm-10.30pm and then again from 4am-6.30pm on Saturday