Stage two load shedding is currently under way and will continue until eleven o’clock on Saturday night. Eskom has implemented nationwide electricity cuts for eight consecutive days to prevent the national grid from collapsing.
It says its maintenance teams are working around the clock, to return generation units to the electricity system.
Cyclone Idai has damaged power lines that supply Eskom with electricity from the Cahora Bassa dam in Mozambique. Click below for more on load shedding: