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Eskom is implementing Stage 3 load shedding from 16:00 – 00:00. Image via Pexels

Tshwane: Here’s your updated load shedding schedule for Saturday

Eskom is implementing Stage 3 and 4 load shedding. If you live in Tshwane, find your updated schedule below.

Load shedding Eskom

Eskom is implementing Stage 3 load shedding from 16:00 – 00:00. Image via Pexels

Eskom is currently implementing Stage 3 and 4 load shedding alternatively.


The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule for Saturday, 29 April.


00:00-02:30 Group 3,7,11,15,2,6
02:00-04:30 Group 4,8,12,16,3,7
04:00-05:30 Group 5,9,13,1,4,8


05:00-06:30 Group 5,9,13
06:00-08:30 Group 6,10,14
08:00-10:30 Group 7,11,15
10:00-12:30 Group 8,12,16
12:00-14:30 Group 9,13,1
14:00-16:30 Group 10,14,2


16:00-18:30 Group 11,15,3
18:00-20:30 Group 12,16,4
20:00-22;30 Group 13,1,5
22:00-00:30 Group 14,2,6

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Here are some tips to mitigate against risks caused by rolling blackouts:

  • 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.

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