Sunday, 05 March 2023: Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 16:00 today until 05:00 on Tuesday morning. Thereafter, loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 3 until 16:00. Stage 4 will then be implemented from 16:00 until 05:00 on Wednesday morning. This pattern of Stage 3 and 4 will be repeated until further notice.
A further update will be published as soon as any significant changes occur.
Over the past 24 hours, a generating unit each at Camden, Duvha, Majuba and two units at Kriel Power Station suffered breakdowns and were taken offline for repairs. The return to service of a generating unit each at Hendrina, Medupi and Tutuka power stations was delayed. In addition, the repairs to the damaged towers from Cahora Bassa is taking longer than anticipated.
A generating unit each at Duvha and Kriel power stations were returned to service during this period.
Breakdowns currently amount to 17 340MW of generating capacity while 5 654MW of generating capacity is out of service for planned maintenance.
We urge all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly to help alleviate the pressure on the power system.