Today’s load shedding schedules for Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban – 17 March

Another day, another extension of load shedding. Eskom has confirmed that power outages will now be in place until Saturday, albeit at Stage 1. We’ve got the updated local schedules for Gauteng (Johannesburg and Pretoria), Cape Town, and Durban below, as Wednesday 17 March marks yet another day of infamy for the struggling power utility.

CHECK YOUR ESKOM SCHEDULES ON Wednesday 17 MARCH

GAUTENG LATEST:

LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE FOR JOHANNESBURG

  • – Go to the City Power homepage and type in your suburb.
  • – This will give a direct update on when load shedding is expected for you and your regional community.
  • – You can also get a weekly on monthly overview by using this calendar. It’s proper handy, we must admit.
  • – Remember, if you have your block number memorised, you can check-in with City Power’s Twitter updates.

LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE FOR PRETORIA / TSHWANE

  • – Both cities in Gauteng have similar systems…
  • – Find your load shedding group by consulting this list. It’s an easy way to prepare for power cuts.
  • – You can view this schedule to tell you exactly when your suburb will get load shedding, on each day of the month.
  • – Alternatively, if you’re aware of what numbered group you are in, you can get your updates from the City of Tshwane’s Twitter.

LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE FOR CAPE TOWN:

  • – Find what ‘block’ you live in, by using this map.
  • – Once you’ve identified which block you’re in, consult the table which features below.
  • – Find the correct date, scroll down, and identify which time period your block appears in
  • – There will be no ‘load shedding relief’ for Cape Town, whose schedule will match that of the rest of South Africa.
Photo: City of Cape Town

LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE FOR DURBAN:

Photo: eThekwini Municipality

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Presh JM Reporter

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