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Loadshedding schedules
LOADSHEDDING HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The schedules below are designed around the days of the month and reflect Eskom’s decision to implement loadshedding nationally on a regular basis and over weekends. They replace the previous schedules, which were designed around days of the week and were applicable for occasional loadshedding during peak demand times.

Loadshedding stages depend on the extent of the shortage of generation capacity to meet the country’s electricity demand, with stage 1 being the least serious, and stage 3b being the most serious.

Loadshedding outages generally last for about 2 hours and thirty minutes, with one area being affected at a time during stage 1 and four areas being affected at a time during stage 3b.

Due to technical issues there can be minor changes in the load shedding area boundaries from time to time. Such a change took place on the 1st February 2015 in parts of the Bellville to Brackenfell areas below and above the N1, these residents who were in area 1 have been moved to area 6. While the City maps show these changes, residents in the area relying on previous experience have encountered confusion. Consumers can confirm their load shedding area boundaries by consulting the detailed maps below.
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How to use the schedules
Find your area number on the ‘all areas map’, and/or use the ‘individual maps’ to verify this. If your area number is not shown, you are an Eskom customer and must consult their loadshedding schedules.

Once you have this number:

For areas 1 to 16: use either the Day or Month view tables below to determine when loadshedding will affect you. Stage 1 loadshedding affects fewer areas, and stage 3 is the most severe.

LS schedule - month

Loadshedding schedule (PDF): All stages (Month view)



Day view below:

Loadshedding schedule for 02 April 2015
00:00 to 02:30 02:00 to 04:30 04:00 to 06:30 06:00 to 08:30 08:00 to 10:30 10:00 to 12:30 12:00 to 14:30 14:00 to 16:30 16:00 to 18:30 18:00 to 20:30 20:00 to 22:30 22:00 to 00:30
Stage 11314151612345678
Stage 213, 514, 615, 716, 81, 92, 103, 114, 125, 136, 147, 158, 16
Stage 3A13, 5, 914, 6, 1015, 7, 1116, 8, 121, 9, 132, 10, 143, 11, 154, 12, 165, 13, 16, 14, 27, 15, 38, 16, 4
Stage 3B1, 9, 13, 52, 10, 14, 63, 11, 15, 74, 12, 16, 85, 13, 1, 96, 14, 2, 107, 15, 3, 118, 16, 4, 129, 1, 5, 1310, 2, 6, 1411, 3, 7, 1512, 4, 8, 16

Areas 17-23: Use the area number listed below or the suburb name and the Eskom loadshedding schedule.

Map Area Use this area number on the Eskom loadshedding schedule Use this suburb name on the Eskom loadshedding schedule
17 8 Macassar
18 5 Sir Lowry's Pass
19 5 Gordon's Bay
20 1 Delft
21 1 Philippi
22 1 Nyanga
23 1 Mfuleni
Nomzano 5 Nomzano

For unshaded areas (Eskom customers): Use the Eskom loadshedding schedule or visit the Eskom website (www.loadshedding.eskom.co.za)

Eskom customers: Please refer any queries directly to Eskom National Sharecall Number: 0860037566 or email: Western@Eskom.co.za 
Tips
  • Switch off and unplug all electronics and appliances when the power is due to go off as it may come back with a spike in the voltage, which can damage electronic devices such as computers, television sets, DVD players, etc.
  • If your electricity remains off for longer than the period specified in the schedule, SMS the City’s technical operations centre on 31220. The restoration of power sometimes results in what is described as ‘nuisance tripping’, which often goes unreported due to the assumption that the outage is due to loadshedding.


For further information, call us on 0860 103 089.

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