Eskom to keep load shedding suspended until further notice

 ·31 Mar 2024

Power utility Eskom says that load shedding will be suspended until a further update is announced on Wednesday.

“Due to the sustained available generation capacity, adequate emergency reserves, and anticipated lower demand at the beginning of the week ahead, load shedding will remain suspended until further notice,” said Eskom.

It added that it would provide a system update on Wednesday (3 April) or communicate any significant changes should they occur.

Currently, unplanned unavailability stands at 13,579MW, while planned maintenance accounts for 7,046MW of generating capacity.

A total of 3,550MW is planned to be returned to service by Tuesday evening.

The evening peak demand tonight is expected to reach 23,400MW.


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: Presidency gives an update on progress made towards ending load shedding in South Africa

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