Eskom ramped up load shedding to Stage 2 from Tuesday morning until the afternoon, before Stage 3 power cuts kicks in at 4pm.
The utility said it increased the load shedding stages following a breakdown of two more generating units.
Eskom had to take a number of units offline for repairs over the last two weeks, resulting in the utility implementing daytime load shedding.
“This pattern of implementing Stage 2 load shedding in the morning and Stage 3 load shedding in the evening will be repeated daily until further notice,” said Crisis Communications manager Menzi Mngomezulu.
“Eskom will monitor the system and communicate should any significant changes occur.”