Eskom is currently implementing Stage 4 load shedding until further notice.
TSHWANE LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE
In line with Eskom’s latest announcement, the City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule for Friday, 1 September 2023.
00:00 02:30 Group 1, 5, 9, 13
02:00 04:30 Group 2, 6, 10, 14
04:00 06:30 Group 3, 7, 11, 15
06:00 08:30 Group 4, 8, 12, 16
08:00 10:30 Group 5, 9, 13, 1
10:00 12:30 Group 6, 10, 14, 2
12:00 14:30 Group 7, 11, 15, 3
14:00 16:30 Group 8, 12, 16, 4
16:00 18:30 Group 9, 13, 1, 5
18:00 20:30 Group 10, 14, 2, 6
20:00 22:30 Group 11, 15, 3, 7
22:00 00:30 Group 12, 16, 4, 8
To view the Load Shedding Schedule for your area, please click here.
SIX 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 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 if 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.
- Emergency contact information: Save emergency contact information on your phone, but also keep a paper copy safe and accessible. This should include contacts for emergency services such as the fire department, police, and/or medical services. Also include the contact information of friends and/or family along with insurance information.
- Charge your cell phone, 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. Also, consider preparing meals beforehand if you know when there’s going to be a scheduled blackout.
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