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Maintenance and load shedding continues (see this week's schedule)

APRIL 28, 2015
Maintenance and load shedding continues (see this week's schedule)

You should start to see an improvement in power supply Eskom says as it continues to repair generators at power plants. The power utility said maintenance and the repair of key generators is set to continue after it carried out a so-called maintenance festival over the long weekend.

However, Eskom warned of the possibility of load shedding on Tuesday.

"The load shedding prognosis for today remains medium to high and is dependent on the performance of the power plant," Eskom tweeted.

Over the past weeks, the power utility was forced to implement load shedding on a daily basis to avert total collapse of he grid.

Eskom said the maintenance of its key power plant is a lengthy process and with winter approaching, it’s central that vital work be conducted now avoid the country being left in the cold.

Despite measures to prevent load shedding, Eskom is still calling for South Africans to realise that the overall supply problem has not been resolved yet.

Nelson Mandela Bay Loadh Shedding Schedule in case you need it:

NMBM week 27 April - 3 May 2015


NMBM Week 27 April - 3 May 2015


  • 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.