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Just heard stage 10 LS is imminent. That is where Eskom sends non-striking workers to your house to turn off the gas and blow out the candles.

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Yes been like that since Friday. Occasionally, the link via the Eskom website works. Presumably, that is to keep Eskom happy. But if you access City power direct it always fails as per the errors you show. Tried a whole string of browsers as well.

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@Jan-Horn wrote:

It really does not seem all that serious. Look like someone is playing games. 


Crossed my mind as well Jan, but I think there's just wide incompetence.

 

Another example - just found that City Power's website is now down...

 

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@Optimist wrote:

Interesting that out Monday afternoon cut was 3 hours...

 


@GeoffD wrote:

There appears to be a second schedule available . If you know what the url is please quote it here.


I did see them mention an app for some smartphones for receiving alerts, but I've no idea about the details of course. Perhaps JP will have more to offer later.

 

I use the App Load shedding notifier from te app store . I checked  its schedule against the schedule listed  at Eskom and it is accurate. Takes a bit of time to understand how it works.  


 

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Very haphazard. On Monday we were supposed to be off form 18:00 to 20: 30 and it never went off. And that while a very urgent Stage 4 was implemented. Last night It went off 1 Hour after the scheduled start and came back on half an hour early. With stage 3 implemented since 08:00 this morning we are scheduled to be off from 08:00 to 11:30 and we still have power. It really does not seem all that serious. Look like someone is playing games. 

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Interesting that out Monday afternoon cut was 3 hours...

 


@GeoffD wrote:

There appears to be a second schedule available . If you know what the url is please quote it here.


I did see them mention an app for some smartphones for receiving alerts, but I've no idea about the details of course. Perhaps JP will have more to offer later.

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Found out some more about JHB last night. The city power schedule as published is on a 4-hour schedule, but Eskom is working on a 2-hour schedule for JHB.

City power has done nothing about fixing its published schedules hence why no one knows when to expect the power cuts.

There appears to be a second schedule available . If you know what thevurl is please quote it here.

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Last night proved that it's Mountain View (our street address, not municipal address) re municipal power.

 

To save time - I think JP's was called Linden, or close to that, but there may be a similarly named suburb near Randburg and he's near Balfour Park.

 

Our cut was half an hour late, only went on for 1 hour 11 min. so it looks like some municipalities or personnel are trying to play fair. Or haven't got a clue what they're doing.

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@JeanP@Optimist 

What areas in JHB are you in according to City power?

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Tonight's load shedding is fun   no warning power goes off then  they put up a notice on twitter. Talk about last minute 😭😠😵

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