Eskom load shedding

Eskom have published a job advertisement for its CEO position after Andre de Ruyter announced his resignation in December last year. Photo: Eskom

Eskom drops Stage 5 load shedding in some good news for Mzansi

Power utility Eskom has announced that its load shedding schedule will be changed, dropping from Stage 5 for the early part of this week.

Eskom load shedding

Eskom have published a job advertisement for its CEO position after Andre de Ruyter announced his resignation in December last year. Photo: Eskom

Power utility Eskom has announced that its load shedding schedule will be changed, dropping from Stage 5 for the early part of this week.

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Stage 4 load shedding will be implemented until 05:00 on Tuesday.

Thereafter Stage 2 load shedding will be in place daily between 05:00 until 16:00.

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Stage 4 will be implemented daily from 16:00 to 05:00 the following day.

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The schedule is as follows:

Monday, 21 November

  • Stage 4: until 00h00

Tuesday, 22 November

  • Stage 4: 00h00 to 05h00
  • Stage 2: 05h00 to 16h00
  • Stage 4: 16h00 to 00h00

Wednesday, 23 November

  • Stage 4: 00h00 to 05h00
  • Stage 2: 05h00 to 16h00
  • Stage 4: 16h00 to 00h00

This pattern will continue daily until further notice.

Stage 5 load shedding was initially scheduled for the week due to Eskom’s diesel reserves running dry, putting further strain on energy generation already tight due to continued breakdowns.

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Meanwhile, in reaction to Eskom’s plan, the City of Cape Town also amended its schedule for the period Monday to Thursday this week.

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Those who receive their electricity from the City of Cape Town are currently experiencing Stage 3 load shedding until 22:00 after which Stage 4 will be in place until 05:00 on Tuesday.

Monday, 21 November
Stage 3: 16:00 – 22:00
Stage 4: 22:00 – 05:00

Tuesday, 22 November
No load-shedding: 05:00 – 16:00
Stage 3: 16:00 – 22:00
Stage 4: 22:00 – 05:00

Wednesday, 23 November
No load-shedding: 05:00 – 16:00
Stage 3: 16:00 – 22:00
Stage 4: 22:00 – 05:00

Thursday, 24 November
No load-shedding: 05:00 – 16:00
Stage 4: 16:00 – 05:00

Bookmark THIS page for more load shedding updates.

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FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE MAJOR METROS, LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULES ARE AVAILABLE BELOW: