Eskom has increased the severity of loadshedding to Stage 2 today (14th March).

From 15:00 this afternoon loadshedding will be bumped up from Stage 1 to Stage 2.

Earlier today Eskom cited a lack of generating capacity as the reason for implementing rolling power cuts and that situation appears to have worsened according to a tweet from the utility.

Stage 2 is expected to last until 23:00 this evening.

We urge our readers to check their schedules for Stage 2 and if your power goes out when its not supposed to contact Eskom or your local municipality and ask about it.