Eskom is currently implementing Stage 4 and 5 load shedding alternatively.
TSHWANE LOAD SHEDDING
In line with Eskom’s latest announcement, the City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding for Monday, 4 September 2023.
00:00-02:30 group 13,1,4,9,5
02:00-04:30 group 6,10,5,2,14
04:00-05:30 group 15,3,6,11,7
05:00-06:30 group 15,3,11,7
06:00-08:30 group 8,12,4,16
08:00-10:30 group 1,5,13,9
10:00-12:30 group 10,14,6,2
12:00-14:30 group 3,7,15,11
14:00-16:30 group 12,16,8,4
16:00-18:30 group 5,9,12,1,13
18:00-20:30 group 14,2,13,10,6
20:00-22:30 group 7,11,14,3,15
22:00-00:30 group 8,12,15,4,8
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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