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Stage One loadshedding from 4pm

Apr 7, 2015
Stage One loadshedding from 4pm

Eskom has announced that Stage 1 Loadshedding will commence at 16H00 (4pm) today, according to the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. In the morning, the power utility did warn of the possibility of loadhsedding.

"... the ?#‎load_shedding? prognosis for today is high dependent on the performance of the power plant.

"As the power system is constrained and vulnerable any unexpected changes could lead to #load_shedding at short notice," Eskom said.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has announced that Group 8 will be off from 16H00 to 18H30.

See the full schedule below.


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.