Eskom, the power utility, has announced that load shedding will be implemented on Tuesday. The schedule for Tuesday’s load shedding is as follows:
- Load shedding will be suspended until 16:00 on Monday, thanks to improved generation performance.
- From 16:00 on Monday until 05:00 on Tuesday, Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented.
- Load shedding will be suspended from 05:00 until 16:00 on Tuesday.
This pattern of suspending load shedding during the day and implementing Stage 2 load shedding during the night will be repeated daily until further notice. Eskom will communicate any significant changes.
To view the Load Shedding Schedule for your area, click here.
Stay informed and be prepared for possible power outages during the specified times. Keep candles and flashlights handy to ensure your safety and convenience. Stay updated with Eskom’s announcements for any changes in the schedule.
Remember, together we can navigate through these temporary power challenges. Stay positive and stay prepared! 💪🔌💡
HERE ARE YOUR UPDATED SCHEDULES:
FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE MAJOR METROS, LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULES ARE AVAILABLE BELOW:
- City of Johannesburg
- City of Ekurhuleni
- City of Tshwane
- City of Cape Town (PDF)
- Nelson Mandela Bay
- Buffalo City
- 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.