Eskom announced early Wednesday morning on Twitter that stage 2 load shedding will be implemented.
The struggling power supplier said in a brief statement that due to a lack of generating capacity, they were forced to take this step.
Eskom is in deep financial trouble and is trying to recover the billions of rand in lost through corruption, as well as defaults on consumers, major customers, and municipalities.
The power supplier told parliament last week that 30 days of load shedding were applied in the 2018/19 financial year, while Eskom had an R6.5 billion diesel bill in the same year to try to mitigate its effect.
This comes after being denied another tariff increase. Eskom confirmed that load-shedding will last at least a week. After the announcement from Eskom, Rand started losing some value against the Dollar.