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Eskom said load shedding will be implemented on TUESDAY. Image: Pixabay

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

Eskom is implementing various stages of load shedding. If you live in Tshwane, find the updated schedule below.

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Eskom said load shedding will be implemented on TUESDAY. Image: Pixabay

Eskom is currently implementing Stage 3 and 4 load shedding alternatively.

TSHWANE LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE

In line with Eskom’s latest announcement, the City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule for Tuesday, 5 December 2023.

STAGE 4

00h00-02h30  2,6,10,14
02h00-04h30  3,7,11,15
04h00-05h30  4,8,12,16

STAGE 3

05h00-06h30  4,8,12
06h00-08h30  5,9,13
08h00-10h30  6,10,14
10h00-12h30  7,11,15
12h00-14h30  8,12,16
14h00-16h30  9,13,1

STAGE 4

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

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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