Home » Featured » Stage 2 loadshedding to continue until 06:00 on Friday

Stage 2 loadshedding to continue until 06:00 on Friday

The system remains severely constrained and unpredictable, and as such loadshedding stage 2 will unfortunately have to continue from 08:00 this morning until 06:00 tomorrow morning (Friday).

We have lost additional generation capacity overnight with breakdowns of over 14 000MW. Our emergency reserves are also insufficient to meet the demand for electricity during the day. As a result we have to loadshed throughout the day until tomorrow.

Our teams continue to work tirelessly to return units from planned and unplanned outages.  Owing to inadequate maintenance over a number of years, the system remains vulnerable to unplanned outages. We remind customers that loadshedding is an essential and controlled measure to ensure that the integrity of the grid is not compromised.

In order to plan their activities, Eskom customers can check their loadshedding schedules on the Eskom website ( or through the customer contact centre on 0860037566.

We will give South Africans regular updates about our prognosis for tomorrow and our recovery efforts for the rest of the week leading into the weekend.

We continue to ask customers to reduce demand as a concerted collective effort can help to avoid or reduce the level of loadshedding.

To enquire about Cape Business News' digital marketing options please contact

Related articles

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

By Chris Hattingh  In its 25 January statement, the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee paints a stark picture of South Africa. “The operation of...

Eskom lays out on transmission expansion

Eskom Managing Director of Transmission, Segomoco Scheppers, says the power utility is working hard to expand transmission lines and unlock future generation capacity for the...


Woolies ESD programme backs 32 businesses with R391.7m in support in...

By Larry Claasen Woolworths’s Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) programme has given emerging businesses a much-needed boost by providing “procurement opportunities” to the value of...


Cape Business News
Follow us on Social Media