"Eskom anticipates lower stages of load shedding (power cuts) to be implemented next week as some units return to service. This will be confirmed closer to the time, or as major changes occur," Eskom said in a statement.
Last month Eskom started implementing so-called "Stage 6" power cuts for only the second time in its history, meaning most South Africans were without power for at least six hours a day.
The level of the outages has since been lowered, with Stage 3 and 4 power cuts at different times during daytime hours on Thursday.
Eskom has been hit both by labor action and aging infrastructure - as well as the alleged looting of the utility in the "State Capture" scheme during President Jacob Zuma's tenure.