Eskom announces planned load shedding in parts of Gauteng

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Residents in some parts of Gauteng are set to wake up to darkness as state owned power utility, Eskom, announced a planned loadshedding on Wednesday morning to avoid network overloading in high-density areas that are prone to illegal connections, meter bypasses & vandalism of electricity infrastructure.

The utility made an announcement late Tuesday night.

Eskom said the following areas mentioned will be affected from 05:00 to 09:00.


  • Dobsonville
  • Dube
  • Central Western Jabavu
  • Klipspruit
  • Meadowlands East Zones 1 – 5
  • Meadowlands West Zones 6 – 10
  • Mofolo Central
  • Mofolo North
  • Mofolo South
  • Orlando East
  • Orlando West


  • Boitumelo
  • Drieziek
  • Evaton Central
  • Evaton
  • Evaton West
  • Orange Farm
  • Poortjie
  • Sebokeng Zones 8, 12 – 14, 16, 19
  • Small Farms


  • Cosmo City
  • Zandspruit

The utility also urged people to switch off their electrical appliances during this planned power cuts to avoid power surge when the power returns.

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