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Britain could soon face their own share of load shedding. Image: Adobe stock

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

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

Brits power cuts

Britain could soon face their own share of load shedding. Image: Adobe stock

National power supplier, Eskom, has announced that it will be implementing Stage 2 load shedding continuously until further notice.

Eskom had been implementing Stage 4 and 3 load shedding throughout the week due to a break down of generating units and lack of diesel.

TSHWANE LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE

The City of Tshwane has since updated its load shedding schedule for Sunday, 27 November.

00:00 – 02:30 Group 15 & 3 

02:00 – 04:30 Group 16 & 4  

04:00 – 06:30 Group 1 & 5

06:00 – 08:30 Group 2 & 6 

08:00 – 10:30 Group 3 & 7 

10:00 – 12:30 Group 4 & 8

12:00 – 14:30 Group 5 & 9

14:00 – 16:30 Group 6 & 10

16:00 – 18:30 Group 7 & 11

18:00 – 20:30 Group 8 & 12

20:00 – 22:30 Group 9 & 13 

22:00 – 00:30 Group 10 & 14 

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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.