Eskom’s Updated Load-Shedding Schedule

Eskom’s Temporary Reprieve Extended JOHANNESBURG: Eskom, South Africa’s main electricity provider, has announced a brief extension of the current load-shedding hiatus. The suspension of power cuts will continue until the early hours of Monday, 11 December 2023. This Week’s Load-Shedding Plan Reason for Higher Stages Current Power Status Note for ConsumersEskom urges consumers to stay […]

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 […]

Intensified Load Shedding Hits South Africa

Eskom Escalates to Stage 3 CutsAmid a dire shortage of generation capacity, South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, has announced an intensification of load shedding measures, moving to stage 3 until the early hours of Saturday. This comes as the utility grapples with unplanned outages totaling 17,391MW, further hampered by delays in returning units, including the […]

South Africa Grapples with Staggering Economic Losses from Load Shedding, Minister Urges Action

Dire Economic Impact of Power CutsMinister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, delivered a stark message to Parliament: the power crisis is not just about keeping the lights on, it’s a threat to the nation’s economic and social fabric. Ramokgopa painted a grim picture, estimating that the economy could hemorrhage up to […]