South Africans will have to endure yet another bout of Stage 4 rolling blackouts.
Eskom announced that it will implement stage 4 load shedding from 9am on Wednesday until 05:00 on Friday; thereafter Stage 2 load shedding will continue until 05:00 on Monday.
It said the power cuts are due to shortages in generation capacity as a result of overnight generation unit failures and in a bid to manage its emergency reserves.
The ailing power utility initially announced that stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 9pm on Monday until 5am on Tuesday and then be repeated from 9pm on Tuesday until 5am on Wednesday.
Eskom further urged the public to reduce the consumption of electricity in order to reduce the strain on the power grid.
Load shedding schedules:
This will be updated when the municipalities release their revised load shedding schedules for stage 4.
Johannesburg residents can follow City Power on Twitter for the latest information.
City of Tshwane residents can find their load shedding schedule here.
There are new schedules for Ekurhuleni residents, which can be found here.