Load shedding for MONDAY: Here's the UPDATED schedule

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Load shedding: Joburg here is your stage 4 schedule for SUNDAY

Eskom has announced that it will be implementing stage 4 load shedding until Monday, here is the schedule for Joburg

Load shedding for MONDAY: Here's the UPDATED schedule

Load shedding for MONDAY: Here’s the UPDATED schedule Image: Pixabay

The country’s break from stage 4 load shedding was short-lived as Eskom announced it would be implemented yet again until 5 December.

Stage 4 load shedding until Monday

Eskom announced late on Saturday night, 3 December, that stage 4 load shedding would be implemented with immediate effect.

This is set to continue until 5:00 on Monday, 5 December.

This is said to conserve diesel stocks and create space to replenish the dam levels in the pumped storage schemes.

Schedule for Johannesburg

City Power has updated its load shedding schedule for Sunday, 4 December.

Have a look at when your area will be affected:

  • ​00:00 – 02:30​ – ​Blocks 5, 9, 13, 1
  • ​​02​:00 – 04:30 – Blocks 6, 10, 14, 2
  • 04​:00 – 06:30 – Blocks 7, 11, 15, 3
  • 06​:00 – 08:30 – Blocks 8, 12, 16, 4
  • 08​:00 – 10:30 – Blocks 9, 13, 1, 5
  • ​10​:00 – 12:30 – ​Blocks 10, 14, 2, 6
  • 12​:00 – 14:30 – ​Blocks 11, 15, 3, 7
  • 14:00 – 16:30 – Blocks 12, 16, 4, 8
  • ​16:00 – 18:30 – ​Blocks 13, 1, 5, 9
  • 18:00 – 20:30 – Blocks 14, 2, 6, 10
  • ​20:00 – 22:30 – Blocks 15, 3, 7, 11
  • 22:00 – 00:30 – Blocks 16, 4, 8, 12

Safety tips during load shedding

With the increase in load shedding, there is usually also an increase in opportunistic crimes.

Have a look at the following safety tips:

  • Before the power goes out, make sure you’ve tested your alarm system. To accomplish this, schedule a testing session with your security service provider to ensure that they are receiving alarm signals even when the power is turned off.
  • Buy a backup battery that can be connected to your alarm system to provide extra power.
  • When the power goes out, place battery-powered spotlights in strategic locations to maintain visibility. When the main power goes out, these can be connected to the power supply.
  • Light up suspicious areas of your garden with a torch.
  • Stay vigilant – criminals will use power outages to conceal their activities during an outage.
  • Make sure your gate battery is functioning properly – a flat gate battery can put you at risk outside your home.

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