This, according to the power utility, is due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity resulting from low diesel levels at its open cycle gas turbines.
“Eskom would like to assure customers that load shedding is implemented as a necessary measure to protect the power system and to ensure that maintenance is carried out in order to guarantee that our supply of electricity can be maintained in the long term.
“Any unexpected changes on the vulnerable and constrained power system could lead to a change in the load shedding stage at short notice.”
As the country is experiencing cold conditions, Eskom is again urging electricity users to consider energy efficient ways of keeping warm.
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.