Eskom says that it will reduce load shedding to stage 2 on Saturday, with power cuts set to continue for the rest of the weekend.
Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 08h00 to 22h00 on both Saturday and Sunday. This is necessary to replenish the emergency generation reserves which were depleted over the week, it said.
Eskom said that the system remains unreliable and vulnerable, and it warned that the level of load shedding could change should there be any further developments.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) September 4, 2020
Check your schedule
For those living in the major metros, they can check to see when they will be affected:
- 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.