Load shedding on TUESDAY: Here's the UPDATED schedule

Load shedding on TUESDAY: Here’s the UPDATED schedule Image: Pixabay

Load shedding for SUNDAY: Here’s the UPDATED schedule

Eskom said load shedding Stage 6 would be implemented on SUNDAY. Here is your UPDATED schedule for the load shedding.

Load shedding on TUESDAY: Here's the UPDATED schedule

Load shedding on TUESDAY: Here’s the UPDATED schedule Image: Pixabay

Eskom said load shedding had been increased to Stage 6 until further notice. Here is your updated schedule for SUNDAY.


The power utility said Stage 6 load shedding had to be implemented due to the breakdown of eight generating units overnight and this morning, which necessitated the excessive use of Open Cycle Gas Turbines and pumped storage generation.

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“Since Tuesday morning, a unit each at Camden, Kriel, Majuba, Matla and Duvha power stations were taken offline for repairs and planned maintenance. In addition, the delay in returning to service a generating unit each at Arnot, Duvha and Hendrina power stations has contributed to the capacity constraints.”


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 Here are six tips to mitigate against risks caused by load shedding:

  • 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, alternatively, 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 in case 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.