Eskom said on Friday, 23 September, that it would reduce the level of load shedding over the weekend and that more outages were probable next week.
People sit in a Cape Town pub by candlelight due to load shedding. 2022. Reuters/Esa Alexander
The utility said in a statement that electricity cuts would be lowered from the current Stage 5 to Stage 4 on Saturday morning at 5am, until 5am on Sunday. They will then be lowered to Stage 3 until 5am on Monday.
“The capacity constraints will persist throughout next week, and current indications are that load shedding will be implemented at Stage 3 for most of the week,” Eskom said.