Stage 2 load shedding: Schedules for CPT, PTA, JHB & DBN

Stage 2 load shedding: Schedules for CPT, PTA, JHB & DBN

Stage 2 of load shedding is now in full swing at least until Wednesday, 20 April 2022 – but of history has taught us anything, Eskom might just implement more bouts of the blackouts beyond that period.

The embattled power utility re-introduced load shedding last week, citing capacity constraints at some of its power stations. The latest decision to implement load shedding has been attributed to the loss of generation units at Matla, Tutuka, Duvha and Arnot power stations over the past 24 hours, exacerbated by the delay in units returning to service at Camden, Matla, Grootvlei and Tutuka power stations.

“The power system continues to be fragile and Eskom is forced to implement loadshedding to manage and replenish emergency generation reserves, on which it has been relying to supply electricity this week,” spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said.


While there’s not much we can do about the load shedding, the best way to make it as less inconvenient as possible is to at least know when you can expect it to hit your area.


Do you live in Joburg and aren’t sure about which block represents your area? You can find out here on City Power’s webpage for your load-shedding schedule.


Similarly, Tshwane’s load-shedding roster divides areas into groupings. If you’re in the capital, you can consult this list. It’s an easy way to prepare for the power cuts. Already know your numbered group? Check out the City of Tshwane’s Twitter page.


Capetonians should use this map to be in the know about when to expect load shedding this weekend. Once you have identified which block you’re in, you consult the table which features on the second page. You then find the correct date and identify which time period your block appears in. Please note: On some occasions, the City of Cape Town has a slightly altered schedule.


You just need to find your block list here, then double check the city’s official schedule and Bob’s your uncle! You can also follow the eThekwini Municipality’s Twitter account for live updates.

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