Load shedding on FRIDAY – here is the updated schedule

Here is the updated schedule.
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Load shedding on SATURDAY – Here is the updated schedule

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

Load shedding on FRIDAY – here is the updated schedule

Here is the updated schedule.
Images:Stock/Canva

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

LOAD SHEDDING WILL BE IMPLEMENTED – WE HAVE THE UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR YOU

The power utility said due to lower demand, load shedding will be implemented at Stages 1 and 3 over the weekend.

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“Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 16:00 today (Friday) until 05:00 on Saturday. This pattern will be implemented daily until further notice. Eskom will publish another update should any significant changes occur.”

Eskom


To view the Load Shedding Schedule for your area, please click here
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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. 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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