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Eskom takes over loadshedding operation at a Metro in Gauteng. (Photo by – / AFP)

Tshwane: Here’s the updated load shedding schedule for Friday

Eskom is currently implementing Stage 3 load shedding. If you live in Tshwane, find the updated schedule below.

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Eskom takes over loadshedding operation at a Metro in Gauteng. (Photo by – / AFP)

Eskom is currently implementing Stage 3 load shedding.

TSHWANE LOAD SHEDDING

In line with Eskom’s latest announcement, the City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule for Friday, 17 November 2023.

STAGE 3
00h00-02h30  5,9,13
02h00-04h30  6,10,14
04h00-06h30  7,11,15
06h00-08h30  8,12,16
08h00-10h30  9,13,1
10h00-12h30  10,14,2
12h00-14h30  11,15,3
14h00-16h30  12,16,4
16h00-18h30  13,1,5
18h00-20h30  14,2,6
20h00-22h30  15,3,7

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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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