Thursday, 06 July 2023: Stage 1 loadshedding is currently underway until 16:00 today. Thereafter, Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented until midnight. Loadshedding will then be suspended from midnight until 05:00 on Friday. This pattern will be repeated on Friday and Saturday. Loadshedding will be suspended from midnight on Saturday until 16:00 on Sunday, followed by Stage 3 loadshedding until midnight. Eskom will publish another update should any significant changes occur. Please refer to the loadshedding table below for the schedule:
Breakdowns slightly increased to 15 100MW of generating capacity while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance slightly increased to 5 252MW.
Over the past 24 hours, a generating unit at Arnot Power Station was returned to service.
In the same period, a generation unit at Matimba Power Station was taken out of service due to a breakdown.
The delay in returning to service two generating units at Tutuka Power Station is contributing to the current capacity constraints. Eskom teams are working around the clock to return generating units to service over the next few days.
We thank those South Africans who do heed the call to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, including switching off geysers from 17:00 to 21:00, as this lowers demand and helps in alleviating the pressure on the power system and contributes to lower stages of loadshedding.