South African have been in the darkness for too long ever since the implementation of Load Shedding, which was first introduced on Tuesday, 6 September 2022.
Eskom announced on x platform the implement of Stage 3 loadshedding which will start at 16:00 today until 05:00 on Tuesday. Thereafter, Stage 2 loadshedding will resume until 16:00 on Tuesday.
How to check Load Shedding
To check the load shedding in major cities you can check it below:
- City of Johannesburg
- City of Ekurhuleni
- City of Tshwane
- City of Cape Town (PDF)
- Nelson Mandela Bay
- Buffalo City
How to protect your self from load shedding
- Buy power supply (UPS) systems: Purchasing UPS systems for key electrical equipment can help reduce the impact of unexpected power outages. These devices serve as a buffer, giving interim power to critical equipment, allowing for a safe shutdown or continuing operation during brief outages.
- Charge your laptop, tablet, and mobile phone: Make sure your devices are completely charged before any planned outages. As soon as the electricity comes back on, make sure to charge them once more. Keeping a power bank or other emergency phone charger nearby is also a smart idea. This is useful in long-term power outages.
- Backup Power Generators: If you experience extended or regular power outages, installing a backup power generator may be a more complete answer. This guarantees a steady supply of electricity, particularly for enterprises that cannot afford to be without their important appliances.
South African reactions on the new stage 3
At @nkos58506 reply to eskom on x ” After the maintenance work you did in Katlehong, Vosloorus and Windmill Park every time there are thunderstorm electricity trips”
Still no electricity in Cove Rock East London. We were supposed to be on half an hour ago. What's happening this time?— RentedRegent90 (@RRegent90) January 29, 2024
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