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It’s LIGHTS OUT on New Year’s Eve!

Power utility Eskom says that it is unable to keep the lights on into the new year and that load shedding will no longer be suspended on Saturday, 31 December.

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“Due to the breakdown of five generating units since yesterday afternoon, it is no longer possible to suspend load shedding at 16h00 today, as previously communicated,” the group said.

Stage 2 load shedding will therefore continue until further notice.

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Eskom’s load shedding schedule:

Saturday, 31 December

Stage 2: 16:00 until further notice

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In a tweet, Eskom posted: “Due to the breakdown of five generating units since yesterday afternoon, it is no longer possible to suspend loadshedding at 16:00 today as previously communicated. Stage 2 loadshedding will therefore continue until further notice.”

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Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town updated its schedule in reaction to Eskom’s announcement.

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At the time of publishing, City of Cape Town customers have no load shedding until 22:00 on Saturday at which time Stage 2 will kick in until 05:00 on Monday.

It will then revert to Stage 1 until 22:00 on Monday, followed by Stage 2 between 22:00 and 05:00 on Tuesday, 3 January.

Saturday, 31 December
No load-shedding: 16:00-22:00
Stage 2: 22:00 – 05:00

Sunday, 1 January
Stage 2: 05:00 – 05:00

Monday, 2 January
Stage 1: 05:00 – 22:00
Stage 2: 22:00 – 05:00

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Bookmark THIS page for more load shedding updates.

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FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE MAJOR METROS, LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULES ARE AVAILABLE BELOW:

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