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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 THURSDAY

Eskom is implementing Stage 5 load shedding 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 5 load shedding continously until further notice.

The embattled power utility said this is due to a breakdown of generating units at some of its power stations.


The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule for Thursday, 2 February 2023.

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00:00-02:30 Group 13,1,5,9,12

02:00-04:30 Group 14,2,6,10,13

04:00-06:30 Group 15,3,7,11,14

06:00-08:30 Group 16,4,8,12,15

08:00-10:30 Group 1,5,9,13,16

10:00-12:30 Group 2,6,10,14,1

12:00-14:30 Group 3,7,11,15,2

14:00-16:30 Group 4,8,12,16,3

16:00-18:30 Group 5,9,13,1,4

18:00-20:30 Group 6,10,14,2,5

20:00-22:30 Group 7,11,15,3,6

22:00-00:30 Group 8,12,16,4,7

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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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