Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 until midnight. Thereafter, Stage 1 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00 on Saturday, followed by Stage 4 loadshedding until midnight. This pattern will be repeated on Sunday. Eskom will publish another update should any significant changes occur. Please refer to the loadshedding table below for the schedule:
Breakdowns are currently at 16 546MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 2 497MW.
Over the past 24 hours, a generating unit each at Kendal, Lethabo and two generation units at Camden power stations were returned to service.
In the same period, a generation unit each at Arnot and Matla power stations were taken out of service due to breakdowns. The further delays in returning to service a generating unit at Arnot, Grootvlei and Hendrina power stations are contributing to the current capacity constraints. Eskom teams are working around the clock to return these generating units to service over the next few days.
We thank those South Africans who do heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers from 17:00 to 21:00, as this is helping to alleviate the pressure on the power system and contributes to lower stages of loadshedding.