Eskom has announced that stage 4 load shedding will be implemented on Tuesday (19 April), due to further breakdowns.
In a statement sent to BusinessTech, the power utility said that stage 4 load shedding would be implemented from 07h20 after Majuba Unit 5 and Tutuka Unit 4 tripped. Eskom did not give an indication as to how long the extended outages will last. A statement will be published at a later date.
Eskom had previously announced that stage 2 load shedding will be implemented until 05h00 on Wednesday (20 April).
Regretfully, Eskom has just been forced to implement Stage 4 loadshedding at 07:20 following Majuba Unit 5 and Tutuka Unit 4 tripping. A full statement will be published in due course.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) April 19, 2022
For people living in the major metros, 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.