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load shedding cape town – cape town load shedding schedule for today

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Load shedding cape town for today is announced . Check cape town load shedding schedule for today. We constantly update all load shedding for 2023.

City customers load-shedding ResultsEskom customers load-shedding:
13 August
Stage 1: 05:00 – 16:00
Stage 3: 16:00 – 00:00

13 August
Stage 1: 05:00 – 16:00
Stage 3: 16:00 – 00:00

14 August
Stage 3: 00:00 – 05:00
Stage 1: 05:00 – 16:00
14 August
Stage 3: 00:00 – 05:00
Stage 1: 05:00 – 16:00

What’s loadshedding

Load shedding as defined by the South Africa Eskom: is a measure of last resort to prevent the collapse of the power system when there is insufficient power generation capacity to supply the demand from all Eskom’s customers.

Load-shedding stages and schedules

Load-shedding stages depend on the extent of the shortage of generation capacity to meet the country’s electricity demand, with stage 1 being the least serious, and stage 8 being the most serious. Outages generally last for about 2,5 hours. Due to technical issues there can be minor changes in the load-shedding area boundaries from time to time.

Be prepared

  • Cash: Keep some cash on you as ATMs cannot operate without electricity
  • Communication: Ensure that your cell phone, laptop, tablet and radio are always fully charged when power is available. This will allow you to be able to communicate with friends and family during load-shedding
  • Eating: If you do not have a gas stove, prepare meals before the power is scheduled to be switched off. Boil water in your kettle and keep it in thermos flasks for hot drinks. You can also use an insulating cover on teapots, pots and pans to keep drinks and meals warm
  • Most medication requiring refrigeration can be kept in a closed fridge for several hours without spoiling but you should check with your doctor or pharmacist if in doubt
  • Security and safety: Backup batteries for electrically operated gates, garage doors and security systems should be kept in a good working condition and be able to last through periods of load-shedding. Store temporary lighting such as battery-powered torches, gas lamps and candles in places where they will be easy to find in the dark
  • Transport: Make sure that your vehicle always has fuel in the tank as most petrol stations are unable to pump fuel during power outages.

HOW TO BEAT LOAD-SHEDDING

  • Check the load-shedding schedule to plan your electricity usage.
  • Charge essential appliances before load-shedding and if possible, make sure cellphones and laptops have sufficient battery life.
  • Buy a solar cellphone charger (about R300), a car phone charger, or a cellphone power bank.
  • Buy a small gas cooker if you don’t already cook with gas. A small portable cooker can cost you R300 -R600. Make sure that the gas cooker meets safety standards.
  • Buy rechargeable lights (about R200- R300). They last for up to 10 hours when fully charged. Light bulbs with built-in batteries are now available. They fit into normal fittings and can last between 2 and 5 hours.
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