All you need to know about weekend load shedding

Cape Town - Power cuts were scheduled to take place throughout the weekend after stage 2 load shedding kicked in on Friday, Eskom said.

"Load shedding will recommence again tomorrow [Saturday] and Sunday in order to build up reserves for the week ahead," it said in a statement.

It said there were a number of reasons for the cuts that began on Friday afternoon. "The power system is extremely constrained... due to unforeseen technical problems at power stations, depleted water reserves at our peaking power stations, which use water to generate electricity, and depleted diesel reserves to fire up the open-cycle gas turbines."

It is important to know what stage the load shedding is on, as that will impact what times load shedding occurs at. This information should be on all the below sites.

See below for all the sites to assist you in your load shedding planning:

Eskom click here.

Johannesburg click here.

Ekurhuleni, try this website.

Cape Town click here.

Durban try here.

Pietermaritzburg, try here

Richard Bay try here

Knysna try this website

East London try here.

In the Paarl area, try this website.

Pretoria click here.

Nelspruit (Mbombela), try here

Port Elizabeth, click here

Pretoria, click here

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