Eskom is continuing with Stage 2 of load-shedding on Sunday, 24 October 2021, until Monday morning at 05:00. For now, there’s no word on whether the rolling blackouts can be expected throughout the week.
Eskom has attributed the latest bout of load-shedding to breakdowns, numerous trips at various power stations, as well as delays in returning units to service. The utility says this prompted it to rely heavily on emergency generation reserves, which are now at very low levels. Want to know when exactly the power cuts will hit your area? Here are the load-shedding schedules for Tshwane, Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Load-shedding schedule: Johannesburg
Do you live in Joburg and aren’t sure about which block represents your area? You can find out here.
Load-shedding schedule: Tshwane/Pretoria
Similarly, Tshwane’s load-shedding roster divides areas into groupings. If you’re in the capital, you can consult this list. It’s an easy way to prepare for the power cuts. Already know your numbered group? Check out the City of Tshwane’s Twitter page.
Load-shedding schedule: Cape Town
Cape Townians should use this map to be in the know about load-shedding for Sunday. Once you have identified which block you’re in, you consult the table which features on the second page. You then find the correct date and identify which time period your block appears in.