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Wednesday, 07 February 2024 10:19

Load shedding reduced to Stage 1 for four hours on Wednesday.

Staff Reporter.

Load shedding will drop to Stage 1 from 10:00 to 14:00 on Wednesday due to sufficient emergency reserves and a slight increase in available generation capacity, Eskom said. 

This after the power utility Eskom had pushed loadshedding up to Stage 3 until further notice on Thursday last week.

In a short statement on social media X, Eskom says the easing of loadshedding is due to sufficient emergency reserves and a slight increase in available generation capacity, resulting from the return to service of two units.

Loadshedding is to be reduced to Stage 1 from 10am today until 2pm. 

Thereafter, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 2pm until further notice. 

It comes while South Africans hope to keep their lights and television sets on from 7pm on Wednesday night when Bafana Bafana play Nigeria in an Afcon semi-final.

For access to other load shedding schedules, Eskom has made them available on loadshedding.eskom.co.za.

Smartphone users can also download the app EskomSePush to receive push notifications when load shedding is implemented, as well as the times the area you are in will be off.