Eskom said it did not expect load shedding to be introduced over the weekend.
However, the power supply says it remains possible that load shedding can be applied at short notice.
“The power grid is still limited and vulnerable. We are currently using emergency reserves to replenish supply and may need to put a load on short notice if the network’s performance deteriorates further. ”
According to Eskom, unplanned interruptions by Friday afternoon were 11 348 MW while planned interruptions were 4 957 MW.
The power provider has called on users to reduce their electricity consumption.