Eskom has scheduled stage 3 load shedding on October 3, 2023, starting from 05:00 and lasting until 05:00 the following day. Prior to this, stage 2 Eskom load shedding will be in effect until 16:00 on the same day. Below, you’ll find the updated load shedding schedule.
Updated Eskom Tshwane Load Shedding Schedule
Tips for Staying Safe During Power Outages
When experiencing power outages, it’s crucial to ensure your safety and the security of your property. Here are some helpful tips to follow:
Make sure all alarm system batteries are charged and functioning correctly. Backup batteries typically provide around eight hours of power, but this can vary based on factors like the number of connected devices, battery age, and power interruptions.
Check that your electric fence continues to operate during power outages. It should have its own backup battery to maintain security.
If you’re using a generator, never operate it indoors, including garages or enclosed spaces, as it emits carbon monoxide, which can be life-threatening.
Be extra cautious when arriving or leaving your home in the evenings, as street lights and outdoor lighting may not function during power outages. Carry a flashlight in your car for added safety.
- Secure all automated gates and doors, ensuring that other gates and doors are locked.
- Be cautious with candles, gas, and other lighting sources, as they can pose fire hazards. Keep a home fire extinguisher on hand.
- Install battery-operated lights in strategic areas of your home.
- Keep keys to motorized gates accessible and have reliable padlocks as backup.
- Program your security provider’s number in your cellphone for emergencies.
- Maintain a fully charged cellphone for communication during outages.
By following these safety guidelines, you can better prepare for and navigate power outages effectively.
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