COJ Loadshedding

The City Of Johannesburg (COJ) has multiple load shedding areas. Search for your suburb below to view your load shedding schedule:

    As South Africa continues to grapple with an energy crisis, the City of Johannesburg (COJ) has implemented load shedding to reduce pressure on the grid. This move has caused frustration and inconvenience for residents who are already frustrated by the frequent power outages.

    Here’s what you need to know about the COJ load shedding:

    What is load shedding?

    Load shedding, a common practice in South Africa, is the deliberate and temporary interruption of power supply to parts of the electricity network. It is implemented to avoid a total collapse of the grid due to an imbalance between electricity demand and supply.

    Why is it necessary in COJ?

    South Africa has been facing an energy crisis for over a decade, leading to frequent power outages that have disrupted the lives and economic activities of millions of people. The COJ has joined other municipalities in implementing load shedding as a temporary measure to prevent a collapse of the grid.

    How long will it last?

    The COJ has not given a specific timeframe for the load shedding, but it is likely to continue until the grid stabilizes. The city has urged residents to use electricity sparingly and to switch off non-essential appliances to ease the pressure on the grid.

    How does it affect residents and businesses?

    The load shedding has led to scheduled power cuts lasting for several hours per day, leaving residents without power during peak hours. Businesses are also affected, with some having to shut down or scale back operations during the outages. This has led to financial losses and reduced productivity.

    What is being done to address the energy crisis?

    The South African government has announced a plan to address the energy crisis, which includes increasing renewable energy capacity, reducing energy demand, and restructuring the energy sector. However, these measures will take time to implement and it is unclear how effective they will be in resolving the crisis.

    The COJ load shedding is an unfortunate but necessary measure to prevent a total collapse of the grid amid South Africa’s energy crisis. It is important for residents to use electricity responsibly and for the government to take decisive action to address the underlying causes of the crisis. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

    Please enter your suburb below in the search bar to display the most recent load shedding schedule for your area. provides users with real-time updates on the load shedding schedule for their specific area, allowing them to plan ahead and prepare for power cuts. also offers tips and advice on how to conserve energy during load shedding, as well as provide information on backup power solutions, such as inverters, generators or solar panels. With features such as notifications, location search and the latest news, can help users stay informed and reduce the inconvenience of power cuts. Whether you are at home, work, or on the go, is a useful tool to have during times of electricity shortage.


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