Stage 3 load shedding on Friday – with outages continuing into the weekend

 ·3 Sep 2020

Eskom says that it will reduce load shedding to stage 3 on Friday – though rolling blackouts will continue into the weekend.

Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 08h00 to 22h00 on Friday, with further changes and forecasts for the weekend to be announced as they occur.

The reduction to stage 3 is due to reduced demand and improved weather, it said.

“In order to replenish emergency generation reserves, load shedding will continue into the weekend. The system remains unreliable and vulnerable,” it said.

Generation units have returned at Tutuka, Matla, Majuba and Camden power stations, however two additional units have suffered breakdowns.

Unplanned outages amount to 11,185MW, with a further 5,040MW out in planned maintenance.

Check your schedule

For those living in the major metros, they can check to see when they will be affected:

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.

Read: Load shedding in 2020 has been the worst on record: graph

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