Eskom moves to stage 4 load shedding – here is the new schedule

 ·9 Mar 2022

Eskom has announced that it will move to stage 4 load shedding at 09h00 on Wednesday (9 March) due to a further breakdown in units.

The power utility said stage 4 load shedding will continue until 05h00 on Friday (11 March), thereafter load shedding will move to stage 2 until 09h00 on Monday (14 March).

In a media briefing on Tuesday, the power utility warned that the unpredictability of its units meant that load shedding might have to be extended this week.

It has also spent a significant portion of the last week utilising Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGTs) which burns through diesel to supplement energy supply.


Eskom has warned in a summer load shedding forecast for 2021/2022, that its system is likely to remain severely constrained for the near future.

For people living in the major metros, load shedding schedules are available here:

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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