Kimberley / Sol Plaatje is now on Stage 1 loadshedding. Rolling blackouts for the rest of the day have been cancelled. Only geysers are being shed. – Via Sharon Steyn of NOCCI
If you experience electricity problems it is not related to loadshedding. Please report all problems the Sol Plaatje call centre on 053 830 6111 and ask for a reference number.
STAGE 2 loadshedding schedule
-Previous Notices & Updates
Update: 19:00: Rolling Blackouts: Ashburnham scheduled for 20:00-22:00
Herlear & Hall areas currently scheduled to be down but reports from residents state they electricity is still on. Residents from certain Southridge areas also reported that they did not go down between 16:00 and 18:00 as scheduled.
Eskom still show they are in stage 2 loadhshedding and suburbs in other cities are still experiencing blackouts. No updated information has been given to the operators at the Sol Plaatje call centre about the current situation. We can only speculate that Eskom is receiving enough load reduction from other areas and has given Sol Plaatje a temporary respite.
Please stay prepared for possible introduction of loadshedding in the scheduled areas without prior notice.
Update 18:25: Reports are also coming in from Herlear, Belgravia, Albertynshof, Klisser and Beaconsfield that they are not currently off as per the schedule. (18:00-20:00)
Update 17:00: Residents from Memorial Road, Royldene, Monuments Heights and Diamond Pavilion areas are reporting they still have electricity even though they should be off per the schedule.
We have received no change in status from Eskom and Sol Plaatje call centre say these areas should be of at the moment and Herlear and Hall will follow at 18:00 as per the schedule.
We will post an update as soon as new information becomes available.
Eskom announced Stage 2 loadshedding for today (Sunday 07/12/2014).
Sol Plaatje will implement rolling blackouts as per the Stage 2 Schedule below, starting with Ashburnham from from 08:00 to 10:00, then Galeshewe & Carters Glen from 10:00 to 12:00, then HA Morris & Midlands from 12:00 to 14:00, then Hadison Park from 14:00 to 16:00, then Southridge from 16:00 to 18:00, then Herlear & Hall from 18:00 to 20:00 and finally Ashburnham again from 20:00 to 22:00
UPDATE 08:00 07/12/2014: Electricity problems in Kimberley North / Mogul Park Areas: There is a cable fault and Sol Plaatje is attending to the problem.
20:17: Electricity in Kimberley coming back up, including the Hadison Park area.
20:08 Update: Electricity should have been back up by now. We will post updates as soon as information is available.
18:15 06/12/014: UPDATE FROM ESKOM: The current city wide blackout should only continue until 20:00, after which loadshedding will switch over to stage 2.
12:15 06/12/2014: Electricity in Kimberley back on.
22:55 Electricity Back on.
22:35 05/12/2014: Electricity still off hopefully back on by 23:00 or soon after.
20:10 05/12/2014: And Kimberley is down. Electricity is expected to be back up at 22:30 tonight.
Kimberley residents, please be prepared for possible Stage 3 load-shedding covering the whole of Kimberley / Sol Plaatje Municipality from 20:00 up to 22:30 Tonight.
Eskom is currently in stage 3 load-shedding. In stage 3 load-shedding the normal schedule for Sol Plaatje Municipality does not apply. If Stage 3 loadshedding is still in affect by 20:00 tonight Eskom will switch off electricity to the entire city of Kimberley / Sol Plaatje Municipality from 20:00 up to 22:30.
Stage 3 load-shedding on Friday (today) using the STAGE 3 schedule below.
14:30 05/12/2014 – Kimberley electricity back on.
Eskom in Stage 3 load-shedding, NO current blackouts in Kimberley.
Update: 13:00 The whole city blackout should end at 14:30.
The whole of Kimberley may go off again from 20:00 to 22:30 tonight.
Source: Sharon Steyn of NOCCI
Update: 12:30 ESKOM IN STAGE 3 LOADSHEDDING! Areas outside those in the schedule are being blacked out!
The whole of Kimberley is dark at the moment.
We will update as information becomes available.
This is due to Eskom NOT Sol Plaatje Municipality.
11:01 05/12/2014: Rolling blackouts are implemented, Hadison Park area just went down.
Loadshedding is set to continue until 22:00 tonight and will continue tomorrow from 06:00 to 22:00 and Sunday from 08:00 to 22:00
10:30 05/12/2014: Eskom just sent out an update that Stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented from 11:00am today.
07:30 05/12/2014: Eskom is not currently load-shedding, but the risk of load-shedding and rolling blackouts remains high.