Eskom said on Friday it would implement Stage 2 rotational power cuts or load shedding from 8 am to 11 pm due to a shortage of capacity.
Locals are advised to treat all electrical points as live during load shedding.
A statement released by Eskom, explained that 2 000 MW will be rotationally loadshed nationally.
“Load shedding is conducted rotationally as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout.”
Residents and businesses are advised to use electricity sparingly during this period.
“Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electrical appliances to assist in reducing demand.”
Eskom generates, transmits and distributes approximately 95 percent of the electricity used in South Africa and about 45 percent of power used on the African continent.