Load shedding is back after a short break – here’s the new schedule

 ·21 Mar 2024

After announcing all-day suspension to load shedding this week, Eskom says that outages will have to be implemented to replenish low damn levels.

Stage 3 load shedding will now be implemented from 20h00 on Thursday (21 March), with outages being suspended again between 05h00 and 16h00 on Friday.

Thursday, 21 March

  • Suspended: until 20h00
  • Stage 3: 20h00 to 00h00

Friday, 22 March

  • Stage 3: 00h00 to 05h00
  • Suspended: 05h00 to 16h00
  • Stage TBA: 16h00 to 00h00

“Eskom will provide an update on Friday afternoon or if any significant changes occur,” the group said.

Unplanned outages are at 14,366MW, and planned maintenance slightly increased to 6,307MW. The anticipated electricity demand for this evening peak is 25,672MW.


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 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.

Read: Sun City owner hit by 400% hike in load shedding bills

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