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Power utility Eskom has published its expected load shedding schedule for this weekend, hoping to ease from Stage 5 to Stage 3 by Monday.

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However, it warned that higher stages may be necessary if diesel supplies remain constrained.

Load shedding continued at Stage 5 until 05:00 on Saturday and will drop to Stage 4 at midnight.

From there, load shedding will continue at Stage 3 until 05:00 on Monday.

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Schedule as below:

“The capacity constraints will persist throughout next week, and current indications are that load shedding will be implemented at stage 3 for most of the week,” it said.

“A further update will be published on Sunday afternoon, or as soon as there are any significant changes.”

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Eskom said the load shedding over the weekend will be used to replenish the pumped storage dam levels, which have been utilised extensively over the past week.

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ESKOM LEVEL OF LOAD SHEDDING THIS WEEKEND

Eskom on Stage 4 on Saturday from 05:00, then Stage 3 on Sunday from 05:00.

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Those who receive their electricity from the City of Cape Town won’t be as hard hit.

CITY OF CAPE TOWN SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKEND

Saturday, 24 September
Stage 2: 05:00 – 22:00
Stage 4: 22:00 – 05:00

Sunday, 25 September
Stage 3: 05:00 – 05:00 on Monday

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Schedules 

For people living in the major metros, load shedding schedules are available here:

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