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City of Cape Town looking at an alternative loadshedding schedule

9 December 2014 5:41 PM
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The City has been working on implementing an ‘alternative’ schedule, which will rotate the days power is cut to the various areas, but Eskom first needs to approve the plan.

Many people have been complaining that the City’s loadshedding schedule is unfair, with some areas getting off lightly.

Some areas have their power cut off in the early morning hours, while others are cut from 8pm for up to three days in a row.

How can the city balance the needs of business vs. residents, is it even possible to keep everyone happy?

The City has been working on implementing an ‘alternative’ schedule, which will rotate the times power is cut more often.

The alternative schedule involves rotating days. But Eskom first need to give the City permission to proceed.

Listen to Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg explain how this might work:


9 December 2014 5:41 PM
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