Stage one load shedding expected from 5pm

South Africans have been faced with load shedding for the past few days as the utility battles to keep up.

FILE: Eskom has apologised for the inconvenience. Picture: Free Images.

JOHANNESBURG - Power giant Eskom has announced the implementation of stage one load shedding from 5pm until 10pm again today.

The ailing parastatal announced the news on Twitter:

Eskom regrets to announce that Stage 1 #load_shedding will be implemented from 17:00 until 22:00 today.

Eskom has, however, apologised for the inconvenience.

Any unexpected changes on the constrained power system could lead to a stage change at short notice. We apologise for the inconvenience.

South Africans have been faced with load shedding for the past few days as the utility battles to keep up with the demand.