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Stewie Mac Jan 8, 20 3:23 am

load-shedding in JHB/SA - current situation?
 
Latest load-shedding thread I could find was from 2014, which indicates that it's been a while since it's been so bad...

I was down in JHB in December, and the load-shedding was bad (level 4, although they were threatening level 6!). It made my usual airBnB stay 'untidy', so I was back in a proper hotel to get some consistency of power. I'm down again in ten days - how are things now? Is it reliable enough to go without genny power in airBnB?

local info please!
Thanks

YYCCL3 Jan 8, 20 4:01 am

This past weekend I was in a rural area of the Western Cape. There was level 2 load shedding that affected us both during the night and again midday on Sunday.

Ditto Jan 8, 20 5:17 am

Nobody knows what the future holds, last night level 2 load shedding was implemented 1:00-6:00 with high chance of it happening again tonight.
They didn't just threaten stage 6 in Dec they actually implemented it for several hours or so.

You can try and follow Eskom's tweeter - https://twitter.com/Eskom_SA but they only provide info a couple of hours before, if even.

Swanhunter Jan 14, 20 12:51 pm

Iím in rural Mpumalanga right now and have spent the last 10 days here and Pretoria/Joburg. There have been 4/5 2-4 hour windows where the power has been out, annoying but not awful. Next week is rumoured to be Level 6 however...

gbs1112 Jan 14, 20 1:10 pm

We used to call them power cuts. Load shedding sounds much more refined

Ditto Jan 14, 20 1:57 pm


Originally Posted by Swanhunter (Post 31950051)
I’m in rural Mpumalanga right now and have spent the last 10 days here and Pretoria/Joburg. There have been 4/5 2-4 hour windows where the power has been out, annoying but not awful. Next week is rumoured to be Level 6 however...

There is simply no way Eskom can predict what will happen next week, I wouldn't think too much of it, load shedding has stopped on January 10th at 23:00 so let's hope it stays that way.

johan rebel Jan 15, 20 8:01 am


Originally Posted by gbs1112 (Post 31950134)
Load shedding sounds much more refined

And leaves everybody fumbling around in the dark feeling so much better!

Johan

The_Bouncer Jan 15, 20 8:19 am

I have been in PLZ for the last 5 days and had two overnight layovers at JNB last week. I have experienced no issues at all.

DBCme Jan 15, 20 8:22 am

No reason to limit ourselves to Stage 6
Eskom: Municipalities must be prepared for Stage 8 Load Shedding



Stewie Mac Jan 15, 20 11:20 am

Many thanks all - I see that there hasn't been any loadshedding for the last few days, and also understand that no-one (certainly not Eskom, sadly) seem to be able to predict the future....

jsnydcsa Jan 15, 20 12:25 pm

There's an app for that
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/eskomsepush/id968648379

There's also GridWatch by News 24. But, checking it on my phone now, it seems to be out of date/not working.


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