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The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule. Images: X/@urbanangel87 and Pixabay.

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

Eskom is currently implementing Stage 4 and 5 load shedding alternatively. If you live in Tshwane, find your schedule below..

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The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule. Images: X/@urbanangel87 and Pixabay.

Eskom has downgraded load shedding and is implementing Stage 4 and 5 alternatively until further notice.

The power utility said 14 generators will return to service which will help ease the pressure on the system.


The City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule for Tuesday, 17 January 2023.

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

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

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

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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.