Power utility Eskom says load shedding will be reduced to stage 2 indefinitely due to the expected lower demand over the weekend.
“Due to the anticipated lower weekend electricity demand and the need to replenish emergency reserves in preparation for the week ahead, load shedding will be reduced to Stage 2 from 05:00 on Saturday until further notice,” said Eskom
It added that it would closely monitor the power system and communicate should it be required.
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.