The country will once again be left in darkness on Thursday as Eskom implements Stage 4 load shedding from 8am to 10pm.

In a statement, the power utility explained that Stage four will resume today due to the continuing severe generation supply constraints caused by multiple unit breakdowns, as well as the additional demand as a result of the cold weather.

“Loadshedding will persist throughout the weekend as Eskom teams work around the clock to return as many of these generation units to service as possible. Eskom will continue to communicate the stage of load shedding should there be any further developments.”

Stage 3 load shedding will be active for City customers. To check the load shedding schedule for this morning, click here.

Residents are asked to use electricity sparingly. Visit for tips to save electricity and follow load shedding developments on

Use this map to find out if your area will be affected by imminent load shedding.

Also read: How to prepare for Stage 4 load shedding

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