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Welcome to LSLD. LSLD is an independently driven initiative aimed at creating a one click destination for all news and views pertaining to South African load shedding. Feel free to add us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Load-Shedding-Load-Down/402172123255179) and follow us on Twitter @LSLDSA. Participation in our polls and commentary are kindly invited (keep those posts clean though)

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Let’s Talk Lucidity: Part 1

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This is part 1 of a 3 part report hoping to stimulate debate aimed at creating lucidity regarding load shedding. This week we will be looking at the nature of load shedding. Part 2 will focus on the history of the phenomena and part 3 the various economical and social factors which have baring on it.

There simply is no way around it, load shedding sucks… always. Just after kickoff, sucks. During a braai, sucks. Whilst at the mall, sucks (I think you get it by now). The economically draining, social straining phenomenon that is load shedding has become a (albeit infuriating) part of South African life. Like all thinks that annoy us (shady MP dealings, dodgy referee caklls, trivial renaming of streets and so on) load shedding has also become a central topic of debate, from formal media to informal banter with the guys at the bar, Klippies in hand no doubt.

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Find your load shedding schedules here

Picture: theconversation.com
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Want to know when your suburb will experience load shedding. Find out more with the  following load shedding schedules. load shedding in different suburbs across the country. Municipalities were informed of the need to reduce electricity and they would decide in which suburbs to cut power. Should you be powered directly by Eskom visit the Eskom load shedding site to find out when you’ll be out. Type in your suburb/area in the search box to easily locate your area, i.e. Pimville or the Midvaal municipality. Please note that the schedules available from this page, are not maintained by the Municipality Watchdog , but by the relevant Metro or Local Municipality. It is merely a convenient access point for municipal customers. The schedules are only for those Metros  or Local Municipalities that have made them available to the Municipality Watchdog.  – click on one of the PDFs below or visit the City of Ekurhuleni site (Note: The schedules currently available for Ekurhuleni are those from 2013 – the municipality has assured Municipality Watchdog  they are still valid for 2014).

For the City of Tshwane (Pretoria) load shedding schedule click here For the City of  eThekwini  (Durban) load shedding schedule click here – eThekwini  (Durban)  load shedding schedule 2 For the City of Cape Town load shedding schedule click here or City of Cape Town – Stage 3 load shedding  For the City of Cape Town load shedding schedule click here (New) For Kwadukuza (Stanger)load shedding schedule click here For  Buffalo City Metro load shedding schedule click here    – Buffalo City Metro load shedding schedule 2 For the City of City of Johannesburg  (City Power) load shedding schedule click here or visit the Eskom load shedding site For  Mangaung load shedding schedule click here Mangaung (Centlec) – Load Shedding groups                                    –  Load Shedding time slots For  Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth and surrounds) load shedding schedule click here For  Polokwane load shedding schedule click here For  Umhlathuze load shedding schedule click here For  Middleburg (Steve Tshwete)load shedding schedule click here For  Emfuleni load shedding schedule click here For  Msunduzi (Pietermartizburg) load shedding schedule click here For  Mogale City  Local Municipality (Krugersdorp)  load shedding schedule click here For  Randfontein  Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For  Westonaria  Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For  Lesedi Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For   Drakenstein Municipality load shedding schedule click here – the municipality is also updating it’s notices on it’s website For Hessequea Local Municipality, Mossel Bay Local Municipality , Knysna Local Municipality , Drakenstein Local Municipality,  George Local Municipality, Breede River Local Municipality , Stellenbosch Local Municipality,  Worcester Local Municipality, Overstrand Local Municipality ,Bitou Local Municipality, Langeberg Local Municipality, West Coast District Municipality load shedding schedule click here – This schedule is for Stage 1,2 and 3. Load shedding schedule 2 (Printable Format – Areas) click here  For  Saldanhan Bay Municipality (Hopefield – Jacobsbaai – Langebaan – Paternoster – Saldanha – St Helena Bay – Vredenburg) load shedding schedule click here For Kimberley – Sol Plaatje Municipality load shedding schedule click here For Mbombela load shedding schedule click here For eMalahleni Municipality | Witbank load shedding schedule click here For City of Polokwane (Potchefstroom & Jouberton)load shedding schedule click here Stage 1 schedules (not yet available)   Stage 2 schedules   Stage 3 schedules For Rustenburg Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here Memorandum from the office of Head: Electrical Engineering Services For City of Umhlathuza (Richards Bay) load shedding schedule click here For Stellenbosch Local Municipality  load shedding schedule click here For Ficksburg/Meqheleng – Clocolan/Hlohlolwane – Marquard/Moemaneng load shedding schedule click here For Midvaal Local Municipality  load shedding schedule click here For Langeberg Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For City of Matlosana load shedding schedule click here For Tlokwe Local Municipality (Potchefstroom & Jouberton)load shedding schedule click here For Mossel Bay Local Municipality load shedding schedule  click here For Parys, Tumahole, Hoopstad, Tikwana, Sasolburg, Bothaville, Kgotsong, Vredefort load shedding schedule  click here For Knysna Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For George Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For George Local Municipality (Haarlem & Uniondale) load shedding schedule click here For Hessequa Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For Bitou Local Municipality Load shedding schedule click here Bitou Local Municipality Rotations  For Umjindi Local Municipality (Barberton) load shedding schedule click here For Moqhaka Local Municipality (Kroonstad) load shedding schedule click here Eskom Western Cape Load shedding schedule Power System Status Update – 8 December 2014 We will soon publish Load shedding schedule as we received them from the different municipalities.

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Service Delivery Protests Continue:-

What we have seen over the few weeks or even a few moths, service delivery is a big concern in South Africa.  Service delivery is 1530483_10152196677054414_1274370395_npoor in our communities and some residents don’t even have the basic services such as running water, electricity or a descent house to stay in, some people are still making use of the bucket system.  What we have recently witnessed is communities standing together and protests over the poor conditions they have to live in. These protests are taking place all over South Africa and were and tension is running high .We will be celebrating 20 years of democracy and this practice is still shocking.

Mayors and Municipal Managers must be held accountable for this practice and we would like to call on all political parties not to make promises to residents prior to the elections that can’t be kept.

We would like to encourage people to make sure they are registered to vote in the 2014 elections and go and fight at the polls and support a party of their choice and a party that can deliver services to the best of their ability.

In memory of Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013)

Andre Pieterse, Founder of the Municipality Watchdog and Thabo Mashigo, Founder of the Moretele Community Corner

 

7 December 2013

 

"South Africans will miss the Madiba, magic but may the legacy of Nelson Mandela live on."
“South Africans will miss the Madiba, magic but may the legacy of Nelson Mandela live on.” 

Moretele Community Corner and Municipality Watchdog, mourns the death of former president Nelson Mandela. 95-year-old Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, passed away on 5 December 2013 after months of illness. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate became the first black president of South Africa in 1994.

 

He is survived by his wife, Graça Machel, and three daughters, Pumla Makaziwe Mandela, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini and Pumla Makaziwe Mandela. We xtends deepest condolences to family, friends, fellow South Africans and the world for the passing of former South African president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

 

“You were an inspiration for us. Someone who is not without flaws and, at own admission, was not prefect, but a

Man who above all ascended to the world humility, forgiveness, and charity towards each other to demonstrate.

 

“We join today with crowds of people around the world who celebrate your life.”May God us here in Africa, truly blessed and stay with us!”

 

Lala ngoxolo Tata, siyabonga! Totsiens.