Eskom is currently implementing Stage 1 and 4 load shedding alternatively.
TSHWANE LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE
The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule for Sunday, 21 May 2023.
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00h00-02h30 Group 6,10,14,2
02h00-04h30 Group 7,11,15,3
04h00-05h30 Group 8,12,16,4
05h00-06h30 Group 8
06h00-08h30 Group 9
08h00-10h30 Group 10
10h00-12h30 Group 11
12h00-14h30 Group 12
14h00-16h30 Group 13
16h00-18h30 Group 14,2,6,10
18h00-20h30 Group 15,3,7,11
20h00-22h30 Group 16,4,8,12
22h00-00h30 Group 1,5,9,13
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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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