Load shedding for FRIDAY: Here's the UPDATED schedule

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

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

Eskom has downgraded load shedding to Stage 3. If you live in the City of Tshwane, find your schedule below…

Load shedding for FRIDAY: Here's the UPDATED schedule

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

Eskom has downgraded load shedding from Stage 4 to Stage 3 as of Saturday, 23 December at 05:00.

The embattled power utility said Stage 3 will be implemented until 05:00 on Sunday, 25 December.


The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule for Saturday, 24 December. 


00h00-02h30 Group 10,14,2,6

02h00-04h30 Group 11,15,3,7

04h00-05h30 Group 12,16,4,8


05H00-06H30 Group 12,16,4

06h00-08h30 Group 13,1,5

08h00-10h30 Group 14,2,6

10h00-12h30 Group 15,3,7

12h00-14h30 Group 16,4,8

14h00-16h30 Group 1,5,9

16H00-18H30 Group 2,6,10

18h00-20h30 Group 3,7,11

20h00-22h30 Group 4,8,12

22h00-00h30 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.