Make sure to charge your devices and bust out some candles. Eskom will be implementing Stage 3 load shedding from 1pm on Wednesday, February 1o until 6am on Thursday morning [February 11].

This comes after the loss of generation units and the need to replenish emergency generation reserves, the embattled power utility announced on Twitter.

“This load shedding is necessary as the power generation system is still severely constrained due to high generation unit breakdowns during the past three days, as well as the need to replenish diminishing emergency generation reserves,” reads their statement.

“The outlook for the power system is unpredictable and there is a high probability of load shedding continuing on Thursday.”

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

To check your load shedding schedule within the City of Cape Town, click here.

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