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Load shedding REMINDER: Stage 4 is back!

Eskom has announced an alternating load shedding schedule for Stage 2 and Stage 4. See more information here.

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City Power as a whole is sitting with around R10 billion debt from non-paying customers. Image: iStock

Bad news South Africa: Power utility Eskom has confirmed that load shedding will be escalated to Stage 4 after it suffered delays in returning units back to service.

Stage 2 load shedding was implemented at 16:00 on Wednesday, 6 March – as previously communicated – and will be followed by Stage 4 at 20:00.

Stage 4 load shedding will continue until 05:00 on Thursday, 7 March after which it will revert to Stage 2 until 20:00.

This pattern will repeat on Friday, 8 March.

Eskom confirmed it would communicate should any significant changes occur.

The power utility pleaded with the public to switch off non-essential appliances to reduce the demand, especially between 17:00 and 21:00.

ESKOM LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE

Friday, 8 March

Stage 2: 5:00 – 20:00
Stage 4: 20:00 – 23:59

Saturday, 9 March
Stage 4: 00:00 – 5:00

WHO IS ESKOM?

Eskom is a South African electricity public utility. It was established in 1923 as the Electricity Supply Commission.

The utility is the largest electricity producer in Africa and was among the top utilities in the world in terms of generation capacity and sales.

It is the largest of South Africa’s state-owned enterprises.

WHICH POWER STATIONS DO ESKOM OPERATE?

Eskom operates several notable power stations, including Matimba Power Station and Medupi Power Station in Lephalale, Kusile Power Station in Witbank, Kendal Power Station in Mpumalanga, and Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in the Western Cape, the only nuclear power plant in Africa.

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