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load-shedding in JHB/SA - current situation?

load-shedding in JHB/SA - current situation?

Old Jan 8, 20, 4:23 am
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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!
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Old Jan 8, 20, 5:01 am
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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.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 6:17 am
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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.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 1:51 pm
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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...
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Old Jan 14, 20, 2:10 pm
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We used to call them power cuts. Load shedding sounds much more refined
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Old Jan 14, 20, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter View Post
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.
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Old Jan 15, 20, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by gbs1112 View Post
Load shedding sounds much more refined
And leaves everybody fumbling around in the dark feeling so much better!

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Old Jan 15, 20, 9:19 am
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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.
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Old Jan 15, 20, 9:22 am
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No reason to limit ourselves to Stage 6
Eskom: Municipalities must be prepared for Stage 8 Load Shedding


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Old Jan 15, 20, 12:20 pm
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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....
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Old Jan 15, 20, 1:25 pm
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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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