Power utility Eskom says that it will again implement stage 2 load shedding on Sunday, following a full day of rolling blackouts on Saturday.
Sunday load shedding will start at 08h00 and continue until 22h00.
Further, Eskom noted that while it is “working around the clock” to return generating units to service, the system strain is likely to persist all week.
Load shedding is needed to continue to restore emergency reserves to better prepare for next week.
Due to the much colder weather, electricity demand has increased significantly, it said.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) July 11, 2020
For those living in South Africa’s major metros, here is where you can check to see when you will be hit:
- City of Johannesburg
- City of Ekurhuleni
- City of Tshwane
- City of Cape Town (PDF)
- Nelson Mandela Bay
- Buffalo City
For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.
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.