Eskom: Expect stage two load shedding from 5pm

Earlier today, the utility announced that it was battling to keep up with electricity demand.

FILE: In the past few days rolling blackouts have been happening regularly. Picture: Free Images.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has announced it will escalate load shedding from stage one to stage two as of 5pm this afternoon.

The power utility announced the news on its Twitter account:

Earlier today, the ailing utility announced it was battling to keep up with the current electricity demand.

Over the past few days rolling blackouts have taken place regularly despite a recent 'maintenance festival' in which work was done to improve the performance of generators.

To see the load shedding schedule, _ click here_.