Stage 5 load shedding returns this week – here’s the new schedule

Power utility Eskom has announced the loadshedding schedule for this coming week . . . the bad news being that it will escalate again. load shedding will be moving to stage five from Monday, which is of course bad for businesses and everything.

Load shedding this week will vary from stage 5 and 4, and it looks like it will drop to stage 3 on Wednesday the 28th of February, and then right back to 4 and 5 for the rest of the week.

Monday, 27 February

  • Stage 4: 00h00 to 16h00
  • Stage 5: 16h00 to 00h00

Tuesday, 28 February

  • Stage 5: 00h00 to 05h00
  • Stage 3: 05h00 to 16h00
  • Stage 4: 16h00 to 00h00

Wednesday, 01 March

  • Stage 4: 00h00 to 05h00
  • Stage 3: 05h00 to 16h00
  • Stage 4: 16h00 until further notice

Read More: National Shutdown for Load Shedding to go Ahead on 20 March 2023

The sad part is how load shedding in South Africa just seems to be part of our lives, seems to be the norm and it doesn’t to be solutions in site.

How did we even get here?

There are always units breaking down, and it’s scary to think there might be a whole grid collapse in our beloved country.

Load Shedding Schedules for February 26 to 01 March 2023

For people living in the major metros, load shedding schedules are available here:

I am pretty sure just about everyone is gatvol when it comes to loadshedding, and as horrible as it is, we have to try hard to plan around it, just to alleviate the frustration.

It helps to know your schedule, and one of the best ways to stay up to date, is using an app to track when it is going to hit your area.

And one of the best apps for this is EskomSePush so you can get push notifications so you can stay up to date. At least with this app, there will be no surprises.

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