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    Tshwane: Here’s your UPDATED load shedding schedule for MONDAY

    On Sunday, 20 November national power supplier, Eskom, confirmed that Stage 4 and 5 load shedding will be implemented alternatively. 

    Stage 4 load shedding will be implemented from 00:00 until 16:00 on Monday, 21 November while Stage 5 load shedding will be implemented during the evenings from 18:00 to 00:00.

    CITY OF TSHWANE LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE

    The City of Tshwane has since updated its schedule for Monday, 21 November 2022. 

    STAGE 4:

    00:00-02:30 Group 6,10,14,2

    02:00-04:30 Group 7,11,15,3

    04:00-06:30 Group 8,12,16,4

    06:00-08:30 Group 9,13,1,5

    08:00-10:30 Group 10,14,2,6

    10:00-12:30 Group 11,15,3,7

    12:00-14:30 Group 12,16,4,8

    14:00-16:30 Group 13,1,5,9

    STAGE 5:

    16:00-18:30 Group 14,2,6,10,13

    18:00-20:30 Group 15,3,7,11,14

    20:00-22:30 Group 16,4,8,12,15

    22:00-00:30 Group 1,5,9,13,16

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    Here are some tips to mitigate against risks caused by 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, alternatively, 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 in case 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.
    • Charge your cellphone, 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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