Power utility Eskom has announced that load shedding will ease to stage 2 this weekend and will continue at this level until further notice.
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 05h00 on Saturday, it said.
“Eskom will closely monitor the power system and communicate should it be required.”
Load shedding on Friday will continue at stage 3, as previously announced.
Friday, 2 February
- Stage 3: until 00h00
Saturday, 3 February
- Stage 3: 00h00 to 05h00
- Stage 2: 05h00 to 00h00
Sunday, 4 February
- Stage 2: 00h00 to 00h00
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.