Eskom, the power utility, has announced Stage 2 load shedding in Tshwane. Here’s the detailed schedule

Stage 2 Load Shedding Times:

  • 00:00-02:30: Areas 1 and 5
  • 02:00-04:30: Areas 2 and 6
  • 04:00-05:30: Areas 3 and 7

No load shedding from 05:00 to 16:00.

Stage 2 Load Shedding resumes from 16:00:

  • 16:00-18:30: Areas 9 and 13
  • 18:00-20:30: Areas 10 and 14
  • 20:00-22:30: Areas 11 and 15
  • 22:00-00:30: Areas 12 and 16

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Remember to take precautions during load shedding:

  • 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.

Stay informed and prepared for any power disruptions. Stay safe! 💡🔌

Source: City of Tshwane (@CityTshwane) on Twitter, October 17, 2023.

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