Load shedding NOT implemented on FRIDAY

Load shedding NOT implemented on FRIDAY
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Stage 5 load shedding: Here’s the updated schedule for Tshwane

Eskom is currently implementing Stage 5 load shedding. If you live in the City of Tshwane, find your schedule below..

Load shedding NOT implemented on FRIDAY

Load shedding NOT implemented on FRIDAY
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Eskom has downgraded load shedding to Stage 5 as of Monday, 19 December 2022 at 05:00.

The power utility had been implementing Stage 6 rolling blackouts due to a breakdown of generating units in most of its power stations. Stage 4 is expected to be implemented from 05:00 on Tuesday, 20 December and the remainder of the week.


The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule for Monday, 19 December 2022.


00:00-02:30 Group 13,1,5,9,12,16

02:00-04:30 Group 14,2,6,10,13,1

04:00-05:30 Group 15,3,7,11,14,2


05:00-06:30 Group 15,3,7,11,14

06:00-08:30 Group 16,4,8,12,15

08:00-10:30 Group 1,5,9,13,16

10:00-12:30 Group 2,6,10,14,1

12:00-14:30 Group 3,7,11,15,2

14:00-16:30 Group 4,8,12,16,3

16:00-18:30 Group 5,9,13,1,4

18:00-20:30 Group 6,10,14,2,5

20:00-22:30 Group 7,11,15,3,6

22:00-00:30 Group 8,12,16,4,7

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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.