Good news for load shedding – suspended for the long Easter weekend

 ·27 Mar 2024

Power utility Eskom says that load shedding will be suspended until Sunday afternoon when a further update will be announced.

“Due to the sustained available generation capacity and the planned return to service of 2,300MW of generation capacity by Friday, along with the anticipated low demand over the long weekend, load shedding will remain suspended until Sunday at 16:00,” Eskom said.

Eskom added that it will provide an update for the week ahead on Sunday afternoon or communicate any significant changes should they occur.

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

The evening peak demand for tonight is projected to be 27 465MW.


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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