Eskom has announced that it will be unable to keep the lights on until the new year and that Stage 2 load shedding will continue indefinitely.
ESKOM’S LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE: January 3rd, Tuesday
Stage 2 – in effect till further notice
Eskom tweeted: “Due to the failure of five producing units since yesterday afternoon, it is no longer possible to cease loadshedding today at 16:00 as originally indicated. Therefore, stage 2 loadshedding will continue till further notice.”
Meanwhile, Cape Town revised its schedule in response to Eskom’s announcement.
At the time of publication, City of Cape Town clients were also experiencing Stage 1 load shedding until Tuesday at 22:00, after which Stage 2 load shedding would begin until Wednesday at 05:00.
Wednesday, January 3
Stage 1: 05:00 – 22:00 Stage 2: 22:00 – 05:00