Eskom’s Load Shedding Continues: Tshwane’s Updated Schedule

Load Shedding in Effect with Tshwane’s Updated Schedule

Eskom is currently implementing a mix of Stage 2 and Stage 3 load shedding, with alternating schedules, and this situation is set to continue until further notice.

The increased frequency and severity of load shedding have prompted municipalities to adjust their schedules to accommodate the changing power supply landscape.

Tshwane’s Load Shedding Schedule for Tuesday, 31 October 2023

In response to Eskom’s latest announcement, the City of Tshwane has updated its load shedding schedule for the day.

The schedule outlines the specific time slots and areas that will be affected by either Stage 2 or Stage 3 load shedding.

It’s crucial for residents to be aware of these schedules to minimize disruptions during power outages.

Mitigating Risks During Rolling Blackouts: Six Tips

As load shedding becomes a more frequent occurrence, it’s essential to take precautions to protect your electronic devices and maintain essential services during power cuts.

Here are six valuable tips to help you mitigate risks caused by rolling blackouts:

Use Surge Protection:

Electric surges can damage equipment during power outages.

Installing surge protection devices can minimize damage to your electronics.

Consider fitting surge protectors to your electrical distribution board or directly to electronic devices.

Ensure Alarm System Functionality:

Ensure your home’s alarm system is in working order, and its backup battery is fully functional.

This ensures continued security even during load shedding events.

Keep a Torch or Headlamp Handy:

Having a torch or headlamp in your car can be a lifesaver when you arrive home during a power outage.

Most smartphones have built-in torch apps that can be used in emergencies.

Emergency Contact Information:

Save essential emergency contact information on your phone and keep a paper copy accessible.

Include numbers for services like the fire department, police, and medical assistance, as well as contact information for friends and family, and insurance details.

Charge Your Devices:

Before scheduled blackouts, make sure your cellphone, laptop, and tablet are fully charged.

Charge them again as soon as power is restored.

Consider having a backup power bank for extended outages.

Gas for Cooking and Lighting:

Invest in a small LP gas bottle and lamp for lighting and cooking.

Additionally, keep hot water in a thermal flask for hot drinks.

If you know when scheduled blackouts will occur, prepare meals in advance.

By following these practical tips, you can better prepare for and manage the challenges that come with load shedding.

Staying informed and ready can make a significant difference in your day-to-day life during these power disruptions.