"More than a Loadshedding app"

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Get load shedding push notifications and predictions. Don't get caught out in the dark!

EskomSePush started in 2015 and is still going strong with over two million active users. With chat so that communities can help eachother during local outages.

It's free


EskomSePush is our ‘hobby’, says co-creator of load-shedding survival app

Dan Wells on the challenges of helping SA ‘get through the dark times’ and the story behind this handy app’s cheeky name

EskomSePush – How two regular guys built one of South Africa’s favourite apps

Two developers from the banking sector launched an app that has now become the go-to for load-shedding information.

‘Chill, Chat, Eat.’ The Secret to Life Without Power

South Africans are coping with rolling blackouts by getting together for barbecues, romantic dinners; ‘drink lots of wine’

This is why an engineer from EskomSePush trended on Twitter

The application now has 718,000 daily active users – up from 400,000 in February. But it couldn't handle the load itself when load shedding returned late last week.

How EskomSePush became SAs most useful app

When two geeks tried to solve their own frustrations around rolling blackouts, they created a now-indispensable app called Eskom se Push. It now tells 2.5m South Africans every day

EskomSePush founders share success story

The app is currently sitting at number one on the iOS app store for most downloaded apps in SA.


Dan Wells
Dan Wells
The guy replying to less emails than the other guy. Does things like Kubernetes.
Herman Maritz
Herman Maritz
The guy replying to your emails. Does things like Flutter, Firebase and Serverless.


How do I delete a suburb on EskomSePush?

Go into the area you want to delete. There is a button at the top-right corner.

How do I know my area on EskomSePush?

If you allow the location permission the app shows recommended areas nearby. Or use Community inside the app to find your location.

Why don't you have a web app?

Push Notifications simply work better on apps

Do you have an API?

We support a Business API. Currently only for large businesses. Contact us if interested.

Why does the Huawei AppGallery version not have Community?

The majority of the EskomSePush app is powered by Google Technology. Many of these services are provided through Google Play, and all of the newer Huawei devices don't have Google Play.

Do you have the Loadshedding History?

Here is the history of the national load shedding stages for the last +5 years: Loadshedding history
Let us know how you use it.