Medium chance of afternoon load shedding - high chance tonight (see new schedules)

MAY 12, 2015

Eskom, which is battling to meet electricity demand, says there is a medium chance of load shedding in the afternoon on Tuesday and a high probability for the evening.

On Monday, the power utility announced the implementation of stage one load shedding in the afternoon, which was escalated to Stage 2 in the evening as has been the trend in the past weeks.

Eskom has been to meet the demand for power since last year, when it introduced blackouts - to prevent a collapse of the grid, for the first time since 2008.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality load shedding schedule below - should you need it:

Stage 1&2 for 11-17 May 2015

Stage 3 &4 for 11-17 May 2015

Please note that:  


  • The schedule does not mean that every single household/property in a particular Group will definitely be switched off for the entire duration of the loadshedding time-slot;
  • Hospitals and major industrial areas are not affected by loadshedding. In certain instances, there are households which are supplied from the same substation that provides power to a hospital or factory (such as at SANCA in Chatty) - these households are, fortunately and consequently, not affected by loadshedding;

    Loadshedding will not be implemented outside the scheduled timeframes.