Eskom has on Sunday announced that it will reduce load shedding to stage 1 tonight from 11 pm until 5 am and will revert to stage 2 from 5 am on Monday.

The power utility said its systems remained constrained and vulnerable.

Eskom spokesperson Sikhonathi Mantshantsha said: “Regrettably, as some generation units have been delayed, as well as the need to manage the emergency generation reserves and identified risks to the power system. Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 5 am tomorrow morning.”

Eskom has urged residents to use electricity wisely.