Friday, 31 March 2023: Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Saturday. Thereafter, Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00 on Saturday followed by Stage 4 loadshedding until 05:00 on Sunday. At 05:00 on Sunday, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented until 16:00. Then Stage 3 loadshedding will implemented from 16:00 on Sunday until 16:00 on Monday. Eskom will publish a further update as soon as any significant changes occur. Please refer to the table below for the schedule:
Breakdowns have increased to 15 388MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance has increased to 7 169MW.
Over the past 24 hours two generation units were returned to service at Lethabo and Medupi power stations.
In the same period, a generating unit each at Hendrina, Matimba and two units at Matla power stations were taken offline for repairs. The delays in returning a unit to service at Camden, Kriel and Tutuka power stations have contributed to the capacity constraints.
We thank all South Africans who continue using electricity sparingly and efficiently in helping to alleviate the pressure on the power system.