Eskom Ramps Up to Stage 6 Amid Reserve Shortfall

Urgent Update: Eskom shifts gears into Stage 6 load-shedding starting from 20:00 this evening, aiming to bolster depleted emergency reserves.

Revised Schedule: After an intense power cut tonight, the utility will scale back to Stage 4, effective from 05:00 until the evening hours.

Consistent Cycles: This alternating pattern between Stage 4 and Stage 6 will persist daily, continuing until the break of dawn on Saturday.

Capacity Woes: Current unplanned outages have surged, hitting 15,825MW, with maintenance demands climbing to 6,835MW.

On the Bright Side: Eskom has successfully restored 1,300MW back to the power grid in the last day.

Stay Informed: Eskom commits to keeping the public informed on any further developments or changes in the load-shedding status.

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

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 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