Energy company Eskom says Phase 2 of load shedding will be implemented this weekend due to ongoing shortages of generating capacity.

The second phase of offloading will again be implemented during the evening peak period from 16:00 to 24:00 on both Saturday and Sunday, it said.

Eskom will immediately notify any further significant changes, it said.

“Capacity constraints were exacerbated by delays in generator return to service at Koeberg, Kusile and Tutuka Power Stations, as well as unscheduled generator breakdowns at Camden and Medupi, two at Hendrina and four at Arno Power Station.

“Some generating units are expected to return to service within the next few days,” it said.

Now, the second stage of unloading is being implemented until midnight.

The weekend load shedding will also help restore emergency generation reserves that have been used extensively to meet demand over the past few days, the power company said.


For people living in major metro areas, drop-off schedules are available here:

To access other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available at

Smartphone users can also download the EskomSePush app to receive push notifications when load shedding is implemented and when the area you are in will be shut down.

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