President Cyril Ramaphosa is later today expected to launch of the Waterberg District Development Model in Shongoane village near Lephalale in Limpopo.
The National Assembly has approved a SCOPA report into Eskom with 23 recommendations.
Eskom says it will reinstate stage two load shedding from midday to 23:00 on Friday. It says it will start with stage one at 09:00 and switch to stage two at midday.
Eskom Board Chairperson Jabu Mabuza says following a cost benefit analysis review, Eskom has decided that it will be more beneficial to the country to continue with the new build program.
Analysts say Eskom must urgently consider restructuring and reducing its overheads in order to remain sustainable and that the bad business decisions that Eskom made over the years have contributed to the current crisis that it is facing.