Eskom suspends load shedding

 ·26 Mar 2024

Power utility Eskom says that load shedding will be suspended for the rest of Tuesday (26 March) until Wednesday afternoon, when a further update will be announced.

Load shedding was previously scheduled to move to stage 2 on Tuesday, but the return of six generating units has allowed the utility to keep the daytime suspension going.

Eskom said that load shedding would be suspended from 16h00 on Tuesday until 16h00 on Wednesday, with an update expected in the afternoon.

This is the schedule as it stands:

Tuesday, 26 March

  • Suspended

Wednesday, 27 March

  • Suspended: 00h00 to 16h00
  • Stage TBD: 16h00 – 00h00

South Africa is heading into a long weekend, where many businesses and industries will shut down, lowering demand.

Breakdowns are currently sitting at 13,840MW, while planned maintenance is currently at 5,066MW.

The expected evening peak demand for Tuesday night is 27,728MW.


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: South Africa enters high alert for winter load shedding

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