Charge your phones, fuel your generators, loadshedding is back

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Eskom’s media desk has tweeted that Stage 1 loadshedding began this morning just after 11am.

To see when your area will be affected, Eskom encourages people to visit to see the official schedules.

For a much better and more detailed visual overview of loadshedding, residents of Joburg, Tshwane and Cape Town can head over to our interactive load shedding maps to see when they’re at risk:


Cape Town


All you have to do is click on a spot near your home and you should see what the plans are for loadshedding in your area. There are three times per location, depending on which stage of emergency Eskom is in.

In slightly more alarming news, the Mail & Guardian published a story yesterday about how Eskom is under severe financial pressure right now, and The Daily Maverick published an article by Chris Yelland on new problems facing Eskom’s under-construction Medupi power plant. Yikes.

Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.