Load Shedding 6.8.2015 08:09 am

Stage 1 load shedding implemented Thursday morning

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

Power utility Eskom implemented stage 1 load shedding on Thursday morning.

“Due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity due to power station units being on maintenance, Eskom has implemented stage 1 load shedding and this is likely to continue until 10pm this evening,” Eskom said.

“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 loadshedding stage at short notice, Eskom warned.

Eskom urged customers to consider energy efficient ways of staying warm during the currently cold weather conditions across the country.


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.

 

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