Eskom, the state-owned electricity supplier in South Africa, has announced its load-shedding schedule for the upcoming weekend. We summarized the key points of the announcement for easy scanning below.
- Stage 6 load-shedding will continue until 05:00 on Saturday, 22 April 2023.
- Stage 3 load-shedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00 on Saturday.
- Stage 4 load-shedding will be implemented from 16:00 on Saturday until 05:00 on Sunday, 23 April 2023.
- The cycle of stage 3 and stage 4 load-shedding will be repeated until 05:00 on Monday morning.
- Eskom warns that these stages might change at short notice.
- As of the statement release, there are breakdowns on 15,930MW of generating capacity and 6,505MW is offline due to planned maintenance.
- Two generation units at Kendal and Kriel, and one unit each at Matimba and Medupi Power Stations have returned to service, while a generating unit each at Matla and Tutuka Power Stations were taken offline for repairs, contributing to the capacity constraints.
Eskom has been struggling to meet the electricity demand in South Africa for years, leading to frequent load-shedding. As a journalist, it is important to report accurately and impartially on such issues, while keeping in mind the impact it has on people’s daily lives. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.
Load Shedding Schedules for Major Metros
Stay on top of the game by checking your city’s load shedding schedule:
- Buffalo City
- City of Ekurhuleni
- City of Johannesburg
- City of Tshwane
- City of Cape Town
- Nelson Mandela Bay
Stay Informed with the Load Shedding App
Smartphone users can download the Load Shedding App to receive push notifications when load shedding is implemented.
Eskom’s got your back, working hard to keep the lights on! Stay informed and plan your weekend accordingly with this updated load shedding schedule. And remember, we’re all in this together!