Eskom has announced that South Africa will move to stage 4 load shedding at 14h00 on Wednesday (9 June).
The extended power cuts will continue until 22h00, after which the country will revert to stage 2 as previously communicated, the power utility said.
Eskom said that the move to higher load shedding was due to additional breakdowns at Medupi and Duvha power stations. It said that the higher stage was needed to station the remaining energy reserves and maintain stability on the national grid.
These capacity constraints will continue for the foreseeable future, it said.
Loadshedding will be increased to Stage 4 from 14:00 this afternoon until 22:00 tonight, after which it will revert to Stage 2 as previously communicated@News24 @SABCNews @NewzroomAfrika @eNCA @IOL @ewnupdates @SundayTimesZA @SowetanLIVE @dailysunsa pic.twitter.com/6Q9bpiZh01
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) June 9, 2021
For those living in the major metros, the load shedding schedules are available here:
- 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.