Johannesburg – Power utility Eskom has announced stage three load shedding.
It started running from 1pm on Wednesday until 6am on Thursday.
Eskom said the grid is constrained due to high generation unit breakdowns over the past three days.
It said it is calling on South Africans to use electricity sparingly.
“Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 13:00 this afternoon until 06:00 in the morning following the loss of generation units and to replenish emergency generation reserves,” the power utility said on Twitter.