Johannesburg - South Africans could have their power cut if more pressure is put on Eskom's grid this week, the power utility said on Wednesday.
“We are using our emergency reserves extensively so far this week,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said.
“We can expect that these reserves will be depleted before the end of the week, which will mean additional pressure on the grid with the increased likelihood of load shedding.”
This would affect the entire country.
On Monday Etzinger said there were no scheduled power cuts for the week. He said the system was tight but no load shedding was planned.