JOHANNESBURG - South Africa is staring down the possibility of Stage 8 blackouts.
Eskom went from Stages 3 and 4 to Stage 6 within a matter of hours.
South Africans turned to social media to vent their frustrations.
Eskom says it needs to shed 6,000 megawatts from the power grid if we hope to prevent a complete blackout.
This has had a detrimental effect on our economy, with businesses losing productivity.
eNCA reporters are on the ground with the latest developments.