Weekend Load Shedding Update: Eskom Implements Stage 1 with Daytime Breaks

Eskom’s Load Shedding Update: 26 January 2024


  • Current Status: Stage 1 load shedding is ongoing due to stable generation performance and expected lower weekend demand.
  • Schedule for Saturday: Continues until 05:00 on Saturday, then suspended from 05:00 to 16:00. Resumes Stage 1 from 16:00 to 05:00 on Sunday.
  • Sunday Pattern: Similar suspension during the day, with Stage 1 in the evening.
  • Monitoring and Communication: Eskom will keep a close watch on the power system and update on any significant changes.
  • Weekly Outlook: A detailed forecast for the upcoming week will be shared on Sunday afternoon.

In this latest update, Eskom maintains a cautious approach to power management, adjusting load shedding timings to align with expected demand fluctuations over the weekend. The power utility remains vigilant, ready to adapt as the situation evolves, and promises to keep the public informed of any critical developments.

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