Durban - Residents in Glenwood and Musgrave have been without electricity for most of Thursday morning.
According to Eskom, this is as a result of increased generation plant being out for planned maintenance and unplanned outages.
The utility giant said Stage 1 rotational loadshedding will be implemented from midday until 10pm on Thursday.
Stage 1 rotational loadshedding requires 1000MW to be loadshed nation-wide. Loadshedding is conducted as a measure of last resort to protect the power system from a total collapse or blackout.
"We encourage residents and businesses to please use electricity sparingly to ease the demand of electricity. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand," Eskom said.