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Power utility Eskom has confirmed that load shedding will be in operation on Tuesday’s extra public holiday – and until further notice. Photo: Eskom
Eskom has announced that load shedding will be pushed to Stage 4 on Wednesday, following the breakdown of more units at its power stations.
Power utility Eskom has confirmed that load shedding will be in operation on Tuesday’s extra public holiday – and until further notice. Photo: Eskom
Eskom has announced that load shedding will be pushed to Stage 4 on Wednesday, following the breakdown of more units at its power stations.
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Stage 4 load shedding will now be implemented with immediate effect until 05:00 on Thursday.
Stage 3 load shedding will then be in effect from 05:00 until 16:00 daily with Stage 4 load shedding in place daily between 16:00 until 05:00.
This pattern will be repeated daily until further notice.
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Wednesday, 28 December
Thursday, 29 December
Friday, 30 December

The escalation comes after the breakdown of four generating units and delays in returning some units to service, Eskom said.
More than half of 2022 has seen days with load shedding, with South Africa hitting the 200 day mark on Tuesday (27 December)  -and things are only expected to get worse in 2023.
In a tweet, Eskom posted: “Due to the breakdown of four generating units and delays in returning some units to service, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented with immediate effect until 05:00 in the morning. Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 05:00 until 16:00 daily.
“Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented daily at 16:00-05:00. This pattern will be repeated daily until further notice.”
2/2 Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented daily at 16:00 -05:00. This pattern will be repeated daily until further notice.
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Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town also updated it’s schedule in reaction to Eskom’s announcement.
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City of Cape Town electricity customers are, at the time of publishing, on Stage 3 which will continue until 22:00 on Wednesday.
Stage 4 will then kick in at 22:00 and continue until 05:00 on Thursday, followed by Stage 2 between 05:00 and 16:00.
Stage 3 will once again follow between 16:00 and 22:00 with Stage 4 scheduled for 22:00 and 05:00 on Friday.
The same pattern will be in place on Friday into Saturday morning.
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Wednesday, 28 December
Stage 3: 16:00 – 22:00
Stage 4: 22:00 – 05:00
Thursday, 29 December
Stage 2: 05:00 – 16:00
Stage 3: 16:00 – 22:00
Stage 4: 22:00 – 05:00
Friday, 30 December
Stage 2: 05:00 – 16:00
Stage 3: 16:00 – 22:00
Stage 4: 22:00 – 05:00
Load-shedding update – 28 December

28 December
Stage 3: 16:00 – 22:00
Stage 4: 22:00 – 05:00

29 December
Stage 2: 05:00 – 16:00
Stage 3: 16:00 – 22:00
Stage 4: 22:00 – 05:00

30 December
Stage 2: 05:00 – 16:00
Stage 3: 16:00 – 22:00
Stage 4: 22:00 – 05:00#CTInfo pic.twitter.com/dcllPD9zA7
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