Eskom Announces Load-Shedding Schedule for the Long Weekend


As South Africans brace for the long weekend, Eskom has laid out a detailed load-shedding timetable, oscillating between stage 2 and stage 3 due to the need to bolster emergency reserves and address recent unit losses.

Weekend Schedule:

  • Friday Plan: Stage 2 from 16:00 to 20:00, as Friday’s demand hits approximately 25,857MW.
  • Overnight Increase: Shifts to stage 3 until Saturday morning at 05:00.
  • Saturday Continuation: Returns to stage 2 until 20:00, before escalating back to stage 3 until Sunday morning.
  • Sunday Adjustment: Drops to stage 1 load-shedding until 16:00, with further updates to follow.

Current Challenges:

  • Unit Losses: Three generating units have gone offline in the last 24 hours, complicating power provision.
  • Outage Figures: Unplanned outages currently remove 15,409MW from the grid, with another 6,261MW sidelined for maintenance.

Looking Ahead:

  • Capacity Recovery: Eskom aims to bring back 3,570MW by Monday, enhancing the power supply for the week to come.

Eskom remains committed to keeping the public informed and will issue an update on Sunday afternoon to guide residents through the remainder of the weekend and into the next week.

Accessing Load Shedding Schedules

We are pleased to inform you that accessing load shedding schedules tailored to your specific area is now simplified, thanks to Loadshedding.com.

How to Access the Schedule:

  1. Visit Load shedding Schedule.
  2. Enter your suburb name to view the schedule for upcoming days.
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