There are dark days ahead for those who work from home and depend on power.
The rolling blackouts have had an impact on entrepreneurs, who depend on power to run their businesses.
In downtown Johannesburg, people on the street are also feeling the impact on their own businesses.
All powerless South Africans can do now, is check their load-shedding schedules and brace themselves.
Consumers are urged to check their load-shedding schedules on the municipal or Eskom websites.
The schedule can be found at http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za or by calling Eskom's customer contact centre at 0860 037 566.