Load shedding for SATURDAY: Here's the UPDATED schedule

Load shedding for SATURDAY: Here’s the UPDATED schedule Image: Adobe stock

Tshwane: Here’s your UPDATED load shedding schedule for WEDNESDAY

Eskom is implementing Stage 2 and 3 load shedding alternatively. If you live in the City of Tshwane, find your schedule here..

Load shedding for SATURDAY: Here's the UPDATED schedule

Load shedding for SATURDAY: Here’s the UPDATED schedule Image: Adobe stock

National power supplier, Eskom, is currently implementing Stage 3 and 2 load shedding alternatively.

Eskom said load shedding is being implemented due to a high number of breakdowns and the requirement to preserve the remaining emergency generation.

TSHWANE LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE

The City of Tshwane has since updated its load shedding schedule for Wednesday, 7 December.

STAGE 3

00:00-02:30 Group 10,14,2

02:00-04:30 Group 11,15,3

04:00-05:30 Group 12,16,4

STAGE 2

05:00-06:30 Group 12 & 16

06:00-08:30 Group 13 & 1

08:00-10:30 Group 14 & 2

10:00-12:30 Group 15 & 3

12:00-14:30 Group 16 & 4

14:00-16:30 Group 1 & 5

STAGE 3

16:00-18:30 Group 2,6,10

18:00-20:30 Group 3,7,11

20:00-22:30 Group 4,8,12

22:00-00:30 Group 5,9,13

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Here are some tips to mitigate against risks caused by load shedding:

  • Make use of surge protection: Electric surges are one of the biggest causes of damage to equipment during a power outage. Installing a surge protection device can help minimise some damage in unforeseen situations. Have a surge protection device fitted to your electrical distribution board or, alternatively, at the power outlet to the electronic device.
  • Ensure that your alarm system is working and the backup battery is fully functional to provide power to the system in the event of load shedding.
  • Spare torch or headlamp: Keep a torch in your car in case you arrive home at night during a power outage. Most smartphones have built-in torch or torch apps, which come in handy during unexpected power outages.
  • Charge your cellphone, laptop, and tablet: Ensure your cellphone, laptop, and tablet devices are fully charged ahead of scheduled blackouts. Be sure to charge them again as soon as possible after the power returns. It’s also a good idea to have an emergency phone charger (like a power bank) close by. This comes in handy during extended power outages. 
  • Gas for cooking and lighting: Get a small LP gas bottle and lamp. It gives good quality lighting for a large area and can also be used for cooking and boiling water. It’s a good idea to keep hot water in a thermal flask so that you can make hot drinks.