Eskom’s Weekend Load Shedding Schedule: From Intense to Suspended

Eskom, South Africa’s primary electricity supplier, has released its load shedding schedule for the upcoming weekend, indicating fluctuating stages of power cuts as the nation enters December.

Staged Power Cuts:

  • Thursday to Saturday (Nov 30 – Dec 2): The power cuts will alternate through three stages.
    • Daytime (5 am to 4 pm): Stage 3
    • Evening (4 pm to 8 pm): Stage 4
    • Overnight (8 pm to 5 am): Stage 5
  • Sunday: A hopeful suspension of load shedding during the day, with a reduction to Stage 2 in the evening, escalating to Stage 4 overnight into the new week.

Current Power Grid Status:

  • Unplanned Outages: Reduced to 13,513MW.
  • Planned Maintenance: 6,596MW capacity currently out of service.
  • Recent Recovery: 800MW back in operation.
  • Anticipated Recovery: Around 3,700MW expected by Sunday evening.


  • Last week saw Eskom grappling with Stage 6 outages due to depleted emergency reserves.
  • Analysis shows efforts to boost pumped storage levels were hampered by diesel shortages.
  • Eskom is managing increased demand and consistent high unplanned outages.


  • Eskom anticipates a higher evening peak demand of 28,128MW, up from the recent averages around 26,000MW.

As Eskom navigates through these challenges, the power utility is implementing a dynamic approach to load shedding, balancing the grid’s stability while attempting to minimize disruptions to the public. Consumers are advised to stay updated on further announcements from Eskom as the situation evolves.

Accessing Load Shedding Schedules

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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.

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