Capetonians are advised to prepare themselves for another dark week as Eskom has announced their emergency diesel reserves remain depleted going into Monday, February 3.

The first bout of Stage 2 load shedding will take place from 9am on Monday, lasting until 6am on Tuesday. The same 21-hour cycle will be in place for the remainder of Tuesday and Wednesday, before coming to an end on the morning of Thursday, February 6.

Residents are urged to ensure they have enough alternative light and heat sources like candles, paraffin lamps and gas stoves.

To check your daily load shedding schedule, go onto and type your suburb/area in the quick-search field.

Residents can also call Eskom’s customer contact centre at 0860 037 566. If your electricity is supplied via the municipality, you need to refer to the table in this article and contact the relative authorities.

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Article written by

Anita Froneman