Eskom eases load shedding – here’s the new schedule

 ·7 Feb 2024

Power utility Eskom says that a slight increase in available generation capacity means that load shedding will be eased on Wednesday.

Load shedding will continue at stage 2 load shedding until 10h00, after which it will drop to stage 1 from 10h00 until 14h00, followed by a move back up to stage 2 until further notice.

Previously, the country was on a stage 3 evening / stage 2 daytime alternating schedule.

Eskom said it would monitor the situation and announce any changes as they occur.

Wednesday, 7 February

  • Stage 3: 00h00 to 05h00
  • Stage 2: 05h00 to 10h00
  • Stage 1: 10h00 to 14h00
  • Stage 2: 14h00 to 00h00

Thursday, 8 February

  • Stage 2: 00h00 to 00h00


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.

Read: Eskom expands load limiting in Gauteng

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