LOAD-SHEDDING: Schedules, info, and how it affects you

The load-shedding schedule can be found on Eskom's website.

The load-shedding schedule can be found on Eskom's website.

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JOHANNESBURG - Should load-shedding resume, the schedule can be found on Eskom's site, where you type in your suburb to find out if you are affected. 

INFOGRAPHIC: Load-shedding explained

Eskom called on all customers to reduce the load on the power grid by switching off geysers, air conditioners, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances throughout the day.

Stage 1 allows for up to 1,000MW of the national load to be shed, Stage 2 for up to 2,000MW and Stage 3 for up to 4,000MW.

If you don't pay your electricity bill directly to Eskom but to a municipal electricity supplier like City Power in Johannesburg, you need to visit your city's utility website to get load-shedding information. 

 

Municipality information

For load-shedding schedules affecting the City of Johannesburg, you can visit www.citypower.co.za, or call 086 056 2874, or follow them on Twitter @CityPowerJhb

For load-shedding schedules affecting the City of Tshwane, you can visit www.tshwane.gov.za, or call (012) 358-2111 / (012) 427-2111, or follow them on Twitter @CityTshwane

For load-shedding schedules affecting the City of Cape Town, you can visit www.capetown.gov.za or this page, or call 0860 103 089, or follow them on Twitter @CityofCT

For load shedding schedules affecting the City of eThekwini, you can visit www.durban.gov.za, or call 080 13 13 111, or follow them on Twitter @eThekwiniM

If you live in the Mangaung Metro Municipality, you can visit www.mangaung.co.za, or call 0800 111 300. You can also visit http://www.centlec.co.za or call 086 007 6937.