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The latest announcement by Eskom will not make South Africans happy. Images: Pixabay.

Tshwane: Here’s your UPDATED load shedding schedule for SATURDAY

Eskom has reduced load shedding from Stage 4 to Stage 3 throughout the day. If you live in Tshwane, find your updated schedule below..

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The latest announcement by Eskom will not make South Africans happy. Images: Pixabay.

Eskom is currently implementing Stage 3 load shedding throughout the day.

The power utility said Stage 3 will be implemented from 05:00 on Saturday, 4 February until 05:00 on Sunday, 5 February.


The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule for Saturday, 4 February 2023.


00:00-02:30 Group 5,9,13,1
02:00-04:30 Group 6,10,14,2
04:00-05:30 Group 7,11,15,3


05:00-06:30 Group 7,11,15
06:00-08:30 Group 8,12,16
08:00-10:30 Group 9,13,1
10:00-12:30 Group 10,14,2
12:00-14:30 Group 11,15,3
14:00-16:30 Group 12,16,4
16:00-18:30 Group 13,1,5
18:00-20:30 Group 14,2,6
20:00-22:30 Group 15,3,7
22:00-00:30 Group 16,4,8

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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.

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