Eskom implements stage 4 load shedding

Eskom will implement stage 4 load shedding from 14h00 on Tuesday (10 March) due to unplanned breakdowns.

The power utility said that the additional power cuts were due to a trip at Koeberg Unit 1.

“The unit has been disconnected from the grid due to a fault on the turbine side, however, the nuclear reactor remains safe.  The teams are investigating the root causes of the fault and will advise of the remedy as soon as it is established.”

“The loss of  (the) approximately 930 MW unit puts further strain on the generation fleet, necessitating an increase in the stage of load shedding,” it said.

Load shedding schedules

Customers can find their various load shedding schedules on their local metro or municipal websites, where applicable, or from Eskom directly.

For those living in South Africa’s major metros, here is where you can check to see when you will be hit:

For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on

Smartphone users can also download the app EskomSePush to receive push notifications when load shedding is implemented, as well as the times the area you are in will be off.

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