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The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule. Photo: Stock Image / Pixabay

Tshwane: Here’s your UPDATED schedule for SATURDAY

Eskom is currently implementing Stage 4 load shedding. If you live in the City of Tshwane, find your schedule below..

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The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule. Photo: Stock Image / Pixabay

Eskom is currently implementing Stage 4 load shedding until 05:00 on Sunday, 11 December.

The power utility said load shedding will be reduced to Stage 2 for the first time since it dramatically increased earlier this week. However, it will come to an end on Monday morning. It is unclear what will follow.

TSHWANE LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE

The City of Tshwane has since updated its load shedding schedule for Saturday, 10 December.

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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.