ESP - Loadshedding 4+

"The best loadshedding app‪"‬


Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



ESP will let you know what's happening in your area. Use Chat to become a community champion!
You can help others stay updated on local issues, just like we do with loadshedding.

ESP monitors the current Eskom's (National) and Cape Town's loadshedding status, and sends Push notifications when your area is going to be affected. Hence, the app is commonly referred to as EskomSePush.

■ FAST: Automatic Loadshedding alerts (push notifications) for Eskom & City of Cape Town stage changes
■ PLAN AHEAD: Easily see all your slots without having to read a complicated schedule
■ ANYWHERE: Monitor multiple areas
■ HANDY: Get reminders for your areas! 55 minute & 15 minute warnings

Choose from over 50 000 areas, including:
- Direct Eskom Customers
- City of Cape Town
- City of Tshwane
- Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
- Ethekwini Municipality
- Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
- JHB City Power
- City of Polokwane
- Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality
- Buffalo City
- Matlosana Local Municipality
- Mbombela Municipality
- Lesedi Local Municipality
- Msunduzi Municipality
- Umhlathuze Municipality
- eMalahleni Municipality
- Emfuleni Local Municipality
- Sol Plaatje Local Municipality
- Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality

Terms & Privacy Policy:

Download ESP today, and don't get caught in the dark!

What’s New

Version 4.0.5

Jeff had so much time on our hands (thanks to 80+ days with no loadshedding) that he went all out with with v4 of ESP:

• No more AskMyStreet: Chat has been integrated with your area. Now you can easily post to your area specifically.
• Notifications Center: Stay updated on what's happening.
• ESP Account: Connect your areas with your account.
• Earn Points for Posts: Get points for updating others and see where you stand in the community.
• And More: Loads of other little tweaks and fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
188.1K Ratings

188.1K Ratings

morning bird7 ,

Changing stages

While your app is wonderfully accurate, these ever-changing notifications give us anxiety. At
10pm at night we get a notification that says we are down to stage 2. And then at 4am next day we get a notification that it’s back to stage 4. Why mess us around? Why not just leave it on stage 4 the whole weekend or the whole week because that’s what’s gonna happen anyway. Why do we keep getting notifications every 6 hours that things will change and they don’t? It gets our hopes up for nothing. And makes us change plans unnecessarily.

Other than this, this app really helps. A lot. Because to hell with this country and the thieves at Eskom who blame us for their incompetence. Electricity is a basic human need. Like water and whatever else. What we are being charged is ridiculous in a country that has no jobs for people.

Its_Matt ,

Convenient and Helpful

Overall this app is excellent. There are reliable updates on loadshedding for the country and you can choose several areas to monitor. The insights are useful too.
There are two main drawbacks in my opinion:
1 - the app has a feature that allows users to talk to one another. This would be excellent if the chat was limited to topics that relate to municipal and other services and the outages thereof. Unfortunately most people seem to use it to chat about irrelevant topics such as games they play.
2 - the app doesn’t have a widget that can be added to a home-screen. This means to see the information, one has to open the app every time. Ideally a small widget that just has the current level of loadshedding and the next time the loadshedding is going to effect a particular area would be part of the app.
I recommend this app over all the other websites and app that claim to keep track of loadshedding.

iAmTashenG ,

An Excellent App

To everybody reading this, the creators of this app are not from Eskom. They have created something with this app that Eskom wish they had.
This app provides accurate load shedding schedules and timely notifications regarding load shedding. Every time a stage is changed for example, a notification is sent out.
In addition to this, this app has an active community within the app – there is a chat feature which brings together users of the app based on their location. So apart from load shedding, if you have a problem with your water in your area for example, you can put a message up and find out if others from your area are experiencing an outage too.
Eskom and whatever other companies should hire the developers of this app because that’s the smart move.

App Privacy

The developer, WELLWELLWELL, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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