Load shedding INCREASED to stage 6 on SATURDAY

Load shedding INCREASED to stage 6 on SATURDAY Photos: Stock/Canva

Load shedding for SATURDAY: Here’s the UPDATED schedule

Eskom said load shedding will be implemented on SATURDAY. Here is your UPDATED schedule for the load shedding.

Load shedding INCREASED to stage 6 on SATURDAY

Load shedding INCREASED to stage 6 on SATURDAY Photos: Stock/Canva

Eskom said load shedding would be implemented on SATURDAY. Here is your updated schedule.

LOAD SHEDDING IMPLEMENTED ON SATURDAY- WE HAVE THE UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR YOU

The power utility said varying stages of load shedding will be implemented from Friday until Monday morning.

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“Load shedding will be suspended from midnight until 05:00 on Friday.”

Eskom

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HERE ARE YOUR UPDATED SCHEDULES:

FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE MAJOR METROS, LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULES ARE AVAILABLE BELOW:

Load shedding on SATURDAY: Here's the UPDATED schedule
Load shedding on SATURDAY: Here’s the UPDATED schedule Photo:Eskom

 Here are six 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 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 if 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.
  • Emergency contact information: Save emergency contact information on your phone, but also keep a paper copy safe and accessible. This should include contacts for emergency services such as the fire department, police, and/or medical services. Also include the contact information of friends and/or family along with insurance information. 
  • Charge your cell phone, 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. (https://takes2fitness.com/) 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. Also, consider preparing meals beforehand if you know when there’s going to be a scheduled blackout.

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