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Load Shedding Randburg

Load shedding can be a pain. Like death and taxes, it can’t really be avoided unless you own a generator ‒ which is a luxury not many can afford. For the rest of us, load shedding is simply an unpleasant necessity that we simply have to endure.

However, there are a couple of hacks that make load shedding a bit more bearable. Let’s take a look at what some of these are and how they can help you endure in Randburg when the lights go out.

Download Eskom Se Push

The first step towards making load shedding more bearable is knowing the schedule. That way, you can plan. Knowing when the darkness will envelop your part of Randburg is half the battle. Predictability is your friend. Probably the best way to keep on top of the load shedding schedule is to download Eskom Se Push. It’s a free app ‒ available for both iOS and Android devices ‒ which tells you the load shedding schedule for your area. It is regularly updated with the latest information and announcements from Eskom, so you’re never caught by surprise.

Charge Up

If you’re on top of your schedule, you can make sure your devices are fully charged when the lights go out. If possible, buy yourself a portable power bank and keep it charged up as well so that you have extra charge should you need it. It’s also a good idea to buy a car charger. These are pretty cheap and can be a lifesaver if you’re in a pickle with a flat phone during load shedding. If you have a fully charged laptop, it can also be used to charge your phone if you’re desperate.

Get Nourishment

When the power goes out, it becomes very difficult to cook unless you have access to a braai or a gas stove of some kind. You could always order takeout, but that can be expensive and also unpredictable as many takeout vendors nearby will also be without power. If they do have power thanks to a generator, they’re likely to be extremely busy with everyone in the neighbourhood getting their food there. 


It’s a good idea to make sure you have the kind of food that either doesn’t need cooking or warming up, or to prepare your meals with the load shedding schedule in mind, making sure that your food is cooked and ready to eat when the lights go out. Then sit back and enjoy a nice candlelit dinner.

Ride out bouts of load shedding from the comfort and safety of your own apartment. Contact Live Easy now to find out what apartment options we have available for you in Randburg


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