Load shedding schedule for the next WEEK:

Load shedding schedule for the next WEEK:

Eskom has announced that load shedding will be in effect throughout the week. Here is the updated schedule:

LOAD SHEDDING TO OCCUR THIS WEEK The power provider has indicated that stage 3 load shedding will commence at 4:00 PM today and continue until 5:00 AM on Monday. Subsequently, stage 1 load shedding will be implemented until 4:00 PM, followed by stage 3 load shedding until 5:00 AM on Tuesday.

“This daily pattern will persist until further notice. Should there be any substantial changes, Eskom will issue another update.” Eskom

#LoadsheddingUpdateSunday, 27 August 2023: Stage 3 load shedding will resume at 16:00 today until 05:00 on Monday. Thereafter, Stage 1 load shedding will be implemented until 16:00, followed by Stage 3 load shedding until 05:00 on Tuesday. This pattern will be implemented daily… — Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) August 27, 2023

To access the Load Shedding Schedule for your region, please click on this link.


Load shedding on SATURDAY: View the UPDATED schedule Photo: Eskom

Here are six strategies to minimize risks during load shedding:

Utilize surge protection: Electric surges are a primary cause of equipment damage during power outages. Installing surge protection devices can help mitigate some damage in unforeseen circumstances. Fit surge protection to your electrical distribution board or device power outlet. Confirm alarm system functionality: Ensure your alarm system is operational, with its backup battery fully charged to sustain power during load shedding. Keep a spare flashlight or headlamp: Carry a flashlight in your car for nighttime returns during power cuts. Most smartphones have built-in flashlight apps that prove useful during unexpected blackouts. Emergency contacts: Store emergency contact details on your phone and maintain a printed copy for easy access. Include emergency service contacts such as fire department, police, and medical services. Also, record friends’ and family’s contact information along with insurance details. Charge your mobile devices: Prioritize charging your cellphone, laptop, and tablet before scheduled blackouts. Recharge these devices as soon as power is restored. Consider having an emergency phone charger like a power bank nearby. Such a charger proves useful during prolonged power outages. Prepare for cooking and lighting with gas: Obtain a small LP gas bottle and lamp. This setup offers effective lighting across a wide area and serves for cooking and water boiling. Storing hot water in a thermal flask enables you to make hot beverages. Additionally, consider preparing meals ahead of time if you’re aware of upcoming scheduled blackouts.

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