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Get your long weekend load shedding schedule

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Eskom is still implementing Stage 4 rotational load shedding. This is due to a shortage of capacity.

Load shedding is a highly controlled process, implemented to protect the system and to prevent a total collapse of the system or a national blackout. During Stage 4 loadshedding, approximately 80% of the country’s demand is still being met.

Eskom’s maintenance teams are working round the clock to return generation units to the electricity system.

Stage 2 calls for 2000MW, Stage 3 calls for 3000MW, and Stage 4 calls for 4000MW to be rotationally loadshed nationally at a given period.

Eskom appeals to customers to switch off geysers during the day as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand. Remember to treat all electrical points as live during load shedding.

Matlosana’s load shedding schedules for the Thursday 21 March and Friday 22 March are available here to plan your long weekend.

These schedules (see visuals) will be used if Eskom announces Stage 4 load shedding.

  • 21 and 23 March

    21 and 23 March

  • 22 and 24 March

    22 and 24 March

    Rus in vrede, klein vegter

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    deur JP Myburg

    Klerksdorp Rekord, Klerksdorp - Sy het vir maande geveg om aan die lewe te bly en het soveel hoop vir ander gebied wat dieselfde stryd baklei het, maar sy moes ongelukkig haar aardse lewe vaarwel roep. Liané Jacobs, die serebraal gestremde dogtertjie wat aan nierversaking gelei het, is laas week oorlede.

    To read the full story, read page 4 of our 15 March 2019 issue.

    Gesin in rou na moord op wag

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    Deur Salomé Kotzé

    Klerksdorp Rekord, Klerksdorp - Cora Anderson se hart het gebreek toe sy haar man se bloedbesmeerde selfoon vat en sien hy het haar in sy sterwensoomblik probeer bel. Snikkend vertel sy hoe sy dié noodlotsnag die tyding kry dat haar man vermoor is terwyl hy sy werk gedoen het.

    To read the full story, read page 1 of our 15 March 2019 issue.

    Murder suspect arrested

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    Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - Manetshu Tebogo Mnguni (33) was arrested in connection with the murder of a security guard in Ellaton last week. According to Sgt Amogelang Mabihi, he has already appeared in the Klerksdorp magistrate’s court on Monday,11 March on charges of murder, housebreaking and theft of a motor vehicle.

    To read the full story, read page 3 of our 15 March 2019 issue.

    Skaars bonsais terug by eienaar

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    Klerksdorp Rekord, Klerksdorp - Die mag van sosiale media het daartoe gelei dat uiters skaars en waardevolle bonsais verlede week in die stad teruggekry is nadat hulle gesteel is. Johan Geldenhuys, eienaar van Silver Stream Bonsais in Buffeldoornweg, vertroetel sy versameling boompies wat hy so twee jaar gelede by ‘n versamelaar gekoop het. 

    To read the full story, read page 3 of our 15 March 2019 issue.