Eskom Ramps Up to Stage 3 Load Shedding for the Coming Week

Eskom’s Latest Update


  • Shift to Stage 3: Eskom escalates load shedding to stage 3 starting 02:00 on Sunday (4 February), with no set end date.
  • Reason for Increase: The utility cites the critical need to boost emergency reserves for the week ahead as the primary cause for this escalation.
  • Monitoring Commitment: Eskom promises vigilant oversight of the power system, ready to communicate any necessary updates.

Context for South Africans:

  • Adapting to Changes: Residents are navigating through a rollercoaster of load shedding schedules, witnessing abrupt transitions from no load shedding to prolonged stage 2 or 3 outages.

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.

If you’re uncertain about your suburb’s name, kindly refer to Eskom’s Loadshedding Site for assistance.

Device Compatibility: The Loadshedding.com platform is optimized for a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.

Pro-tip: Bookmark your suburb on the site for quicker access in the future.

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