Load shedding on SUNDAY – here is the updated schedule

Here is the updated schedule. Images: Stock/Canva

Tshwane: Here’s the NEW load shedding schedule for Sunday

Stages 2 and 4 load shedding will be implemented on Sunday. If you stay in Tshwane, have a look at the updated schedule

Load shedding on SUNDAY – here is the updated schedule

Here is the updated schedule. Images: Stock/Canva

Eskom has announced the implementation of stages 2 and 4 load shedding on Sunday, 16 July 2023. Stage 2 came into effect at 08:00, while stage 4 is expected to kick in at 16:00.

The embattled power utility said load shedding had been suspended at 01:35 after diesel levels at some of their power stations managed to improve.

“Loadshedding was suspended at 01:35 this morning. The pumped storage dam levels have been adequately replenished for the week ahead. Diesel levels at the OCGT power stations have improved but remain low,” Eskom’s Menzi Mngomezulu said.

ALSO READ: EXPLAINER: Here’s why Eskom is implementing lower stages of load shedding


The City of Tshwane posted its updated load shedding schedule for Sunday on its Twitter page.


  • Make use of surge protection: Electric surges are one of the biggest causes of damage to equipment during a power outage. Installing a surge protection device can help minimise some damage in unforeseen situations. Have a surge protection device fitted to your electrical distribution board or at the power outlet to the electronic device.
  • Ensure that your alarm system is working and the backup battery is fully functional to provide power to the system in the event of load shedding.
  • Spare torch or headlamp: Keep a torch in your car if you arrive home at night during a power outage. Most smartphones have built-in torch or torch apps, which come in handy during unexpected power outages.
  • Emergency contact information: Save emergency contact information on your phone, but also keep a paper copy safe and accessible. This should include contacts for emergency services such as the fire department, police, and/or medical services. Also include the contact information of friends and/or family along with insurance information. 
  • Charge your cell phone, laptop, and tablet: Ensure your cellphone, laptop, and tablet devices are fully charged ahead of scheduled blackouts. Be sure to charge them again as soon as possible after the power returns. It’s also a good idea to have an emergency phone charger (like a power bank) close by. This comes in handy during extended power outages. 
  • Gas for cooking and lighting: Get a small LP gas bottle and lamp. It gives good quality lighting for a large area and can also be used for cooking and boiling water. It’s a good idea to keep hot water in a thermal flask so that you can make hot drinks. Also, consider preparing meals beforehand if you know when there’s going to be a scheduled blackout.