This must certainly be the one with the best name!
Another popular app is
Load Shedding Notifier
And a third option is
If all else fails try Eskom’s own load-shedding website
Please let us know if you hear of another or have any comment to share!
No more confusing PDFs, no more outdated schedules that are almost as frustrating as the power outages themselves – News24 has developed a nifty app that allows you to check exactly when your neighbourhood will be hit by load shedding.
The City of Cape Town is currently experiencing Stage 1 Load Shedding.
Precautions to avoid damage to appliances:
Have backup batteries for fences and gates to ensure electric fencing and gates still work during a blackout. It is imperative that backup batteries are installed and maintained; Install surge protectors which help to stop the massive sudden flow of energy into household appliances and electronics;
Unplug appliances: In the event that the power goes out, it is a good idea to unplug any appliance or electronic device that may be vulnerable to the power surges when the electricity comes back on.