How to check your load shedding schedule in Gauteng

How to check your load shedding schedule in Gauteng

Don’t be caught in the dark! Here is how to check the load shedding schedule for your area. 

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For the past week, many South Africans have had to deal with load shedding.

According to Eskom, even though the probability for load shedding is low this week, it might be implemented at short notice.

“The power system is constrained and while we are making every effort to avoid loadshedding, it could be implemented at short notice should there be a significant shift in plant performance and increased unplanned technical breakdowns,” Eskom said in a statement. 

Because we know there is nothing worse than the lights going off while you are busy cooking dinner for your family - or doing laundry (argh!), here is the load shedding schedule so you don't get caught off guard.

The schedule shows the time and stages of load shedding.

City of Ekurhuleni

If you reside in Edenvale, Germiston, Modderfontein, Springs, Boksburg, Bedfordview or Benoni, you can check your load shedding schedule here

Greater Johannesburg

For those residing in Greater Johannesburg areas such as Krugersdorp, Soweto, Vosloorus, Meadowlands, Tsakane, and Ivory Park, you can check load shedding areas here


The City of Tshwane website has the schedule for all the areas in towns that will be affected by load shedding. Click here to check. 

READ: Load shedding makes urgency of energy supply clear: Ramaphosa

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