ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 MAY 2023
EThekwini Municipality’s amended loadshedding schedule that comes into effect on 25 May 2023 has now been published on the city’s communications platforms, including the website. You can also access it here https://www.durban.gov.za/storage/LoadSheddingSchedule2023.pdf
The new schedule has been introduced following discussions between eThekwini and Eskom, the outcome of which was that eThekwini will now experience load shedding from Stage 1 like the rest of the country. This ends the reduced levels of load shedding that eThekwini has enjoyed since the 2022 floods.
The schedule has been designed with blocks now having “A” and “B” notation which allows for better load management and control. Blocks up to 16 are residential and commercial blocks. They will have two-hour loadshedding at a time. Key industrial nodes are in block 17 upwards and they will have four hours loadshedding at a time.
In addition to the website, the schedule will be published on eThekwini’s social media platforms such and Facebook (eThekwiniM) and Twitter (@eThekwiniM).
Residents are urged to minimise electricity usage. They are also urged to minimise trips by disconnecting during load shedding high load appliances such as geysers and stoves and staggering the switching on of these after power is restored.
Residents can report any electricity-related issues by calling 080 3111111; via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via WhatsApp on 076 791 2449.
ENDS Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit.