EskomSePush (ESP)

"More than a Loadshedding app"

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

ESP has been providing high-quality updates since 2014. It is trusted by more than 6 million active users.

And it's free!


EskomSePush wants customers to find their communities

With AskMyStreet, users can find out about hyper-local issues beyond power outages. And perhaps even find love in a hopeless place.

South Africans say apps step in

Apps help build community dialogue, solve problems

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

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

Meet the duo behind load shedding app EskomSePush

Eskom’s what? That’s the question many South Africans raised when two bright sparks created the famed smartphone app.

‘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’

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 Southwood-Wells
Dan Southwood-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 ESP?

Go into the area you want to delete. There is a button under the area name, top left.

How do I know my area on ESP?

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

Why don't you have a web app?

Push Notifications simply work better on apps.

How do I advertise on ESP?

You can use Targeted Placements for the ESP app using Google Ads.

Can I have access to the ESP API?

Yes we have an API for Business Internal and Personal use. Subscribe to EskomSePush API

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.