“However, as a result of increased electricity demand in the evening and power stations’ units being on maintenance, the power system is expected to be constrained during the evening peak period (5pm to 9pm),” Eskom said. “In winter the electricity demand peaks in the morning and evening as more electricity is used during these times.”
Eskom asked consumers to continue reducing electricity usage throughout the day and said people should be aware of the need to save more during peak periods, from 6am to 10am and 5pm to 9pm, despite the current cold weather conditions across the country.
Commercial customers, particularly shopping centres and office blocks, were urged to make “a big difference” by switching off non-essential lights and not leaving office equipment such as photocopiers and computers on standby mode after hours.
The Citizen has compiled a list of load shedding schedules from across different municipalities. Due to the fragmented nature of the information available, not all schedules may be accurate or up to date. If your schedule does not appear here or is not up to date, let us know.
Should you be powered directly by Eskom visit the Eskom load shedding site to find out when you’ll be out. Type in your suburb/area in the search box to easily locate your area, i.e. Pimville or the Midvaal municipality.
Eskom has also collated a list for municipal customers which can be accessed here.
If you’re residing in Johannesburg and fall under City Power click here: City Power Schedule for the greater JHB.
For the Ekurhuleni area, click on one of the PDFs below or visit the City of Ekurhuleni site
For the City of Tshwane (Pretoria) load shedding schedule click here.
For the City of Cape Town click here.
For the Durban (Ethekwini Municipality) load shedding schedule click here: Ethekwini Municipality load shedding
For the Mangaung area’s schedule click here: Mangaung’s Load Shedding Schedule
For the Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth and surrounds) schedule click here: Nelson Mandela Bay – load shedding schedule
For Mbombela schedule click here.
For Mogale City schedule click here.
For Knysna schedule click here.
For Polokwane schedule click here.
For eMalahleni schedule click here.
For Umhlathuze schedule click here: Umlathuze schedule
For the Buffalo City schedule click here: Buffalo City Schedule
For the Middleburg (Steve Tshwete) schedule click here: Steve Tshwete (Middleburg) Schedule
For the Emfuleni schedule click here: Emfuleni Load Shedding Schedule
Msunduzi (Pietermartizburg) – Msunduzi/PMB Load_Shedding
Drakenstein Municipality – the municipality is updating notices on it’s website.