Stage 4 Load Shedding Extended to Sunday 16:00 Due to Loss of Four More Units

Eskom’s Recent Bulletin:

Saturday, 02 September 2023: Following the loss of an additional 4 generating units today and the requirement to replenish emergency reserves, Stage 4 loadshedding will be maintained until 16:00 on Sunday (previously communicated Stage 2 loadshedding). Eskom will publish a further update tomorrow afternoon.

Mastering the Load Shedding Challenge: A Pro’s Guide

  • Defend Your Devices: Think of electrical surges as covert adversaries during load shedding. Your best defense? Surge protectors – consider them the quiet guardians of your electronic realm.
  • Prioritize Safety: A functioning alarm system is a start; but elevate it with a consistently charged backup battery. This isn’t a corner you want to cut.
  • Illuminate Your World: Consider stashing a flashlight in your vehicle. When cutting-edge technology falters, this trusty tool steps up. Conserve your phone’s energy for essential calls or that must-capture moment.
  • Dual-mode Directory: It’s wise to pen down indispensable numbers. While digital directories are great, a tangible list of key contacts – both emergency and personal – is invaluable.
  • Stay Energized: Anticipating a blackout? Ensure every device is fully charged. Once power is restored, refuel them. Oh, and power banks? They serve a purpose beyond just festival weekends.
  • Culinary Creativity: Have an LP gas bottle on hand? It’s not just for light. Use it to prepare a dish or boil water. Pro-tip: Keep hot water in a thermos to ensure that comforting cup of coffee is always at hand. If you’re privy to upcoming blackouts, strategize your meals accordingly.
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While load shedding can fray our nerves, proactive measures make all the difference. It’s a game of readiness, ensuring safety, and minimizing inconveniences. Together, we can navigate these interruptions and keep an optimistic eye on a future with fewer disruptions. Here’s raising a toast to brighter days ahead!