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Scheduled load reduction for Friday night – find your schedule here

The relief from NO load shedding did not last long, as load shedding will be implemented again in most of South Africa on Friday night.

Load shedding is expected to start at 17:00 on Friday

Eskom said it is implementing load shedding to avoid overloading the network in high-density areas.

Please note that load shedding will be implemented tonight between 17:00 and 22:00 in the North West and Northern Cape and between 17:00 and 19:00 in other provinces.

“During the implementation of load shedding, we urge customers to turn off all appliances to avoid possible damage from power surges when power is restored.

“Failure to do so could result in tripped or faulty transformers and damage to appliances when power is restored.”


These areas will be affected:

The following are the areas that will be affected:

  • Limpopo
  • northwest
  • Northern Cape
  • Gauteng
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • free state


Northwest Photo: Eskom

Northern Cape:

Northern Cape Photo: Eskom


Gauteng Photo: Eskom


KwaZulu-Natal Photo: Eskom

free state:

Free State Photo: Eskom


reduce load
reduce load

The difference between load shedding and load shedding:

Load shedding = Eskom does not have enough power generation capacity.

Reduce load = close localized areas where illegal connections are overloading and damaging infrastructure.

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This comes just days after President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Monday night on the country’s energy crisis.

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Due to a lack of skilled personnel and engineers, Eskom will recruit former senior plant managers and engineers.

ESKOM will be recruiting soon

On Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the country’s energy crisis.

One of the challenges for Eskom, he said, was the lack of skilled personnel and engineers.

“The utility is now recruiting technicians, including former Eskom senior plant managers and engineers from the private sector.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa

He also urged South Africans to invest in rooftop solar through new rules and pricing structures.

Ramaphosa urges South Africans to get rooftop solar

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said they intend to get businesses and households to invest in rooftop solar power.

South Africa has abundant sunlight that can be used to generate electricity, he said.

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“Homes and businesses have enormous potential to install rooftop solar and connect this power to the grid.

β€œTo encourage greater adoption of rooftop solar, Eskom will develop rules and pricing structures – known as feed-in tariffs – for all commercial and residential installations on its network.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa

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