To figure out when your power will be cut… follow these easy steps:
Step 1) Go to the Eskom page and see what “Shedding Stage” Eskom is in: http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za
It can be one of Stage 1 or Stage 2 or Stage 3. (Stage 3 is much worse than Stage 1)
Step 2) Next step depends on which stage Eskom is in.
Step 2a) If Eskom is in Stage 1 or Stage 2 then:
i. Go to this page and click on the area where you live: http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/electricity/Pages/LoadShedding.aspx
If your area doesn’t appear – then (I think) you are lucky that you will not be affected by Stage 1 or Stage 2 shedding.
ii. If in Stage 1 then the areas in those maps will only be load shed on certain days of the week.
iii. If in Stage 2 then the areas in those maps will be load shed on every day of the week.
Step 2b) If Eskom is in Stage 3 then:
i. Go to this page http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/electricity/Pages/LoadShedding.aspx and click on “map” to see which area you live in
and the 3 times that you will be affected which is printed on the top right of the map: http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/CSRM/Documents/LoadshedMar2014Stage3rev2.pdf
I hope this makes it easier to figure out what’s going on?