NMB Municipality implements load shedding

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is currently implementing a load shedding schedule as directed by Eskom.

Group 5 (New Brighton, Seaview, Walker Drive and Brickmakerskloof amongst others) and group 6 (Vuyisile Mini Square, Newton Park area and Linton Grange amongst others) will be off until approximately 12:00 today, spokesman Kupido Baron said in a statement on Thursday (06/03/14).

Get the full load shedding schedule here.

Eskom declared an emergency on Thursday morning and will start power cuts from 9am, a spokesman confirmed.

“There will be load shedding in different suburbs across the country,” said Eskom spokesman Andrew Etzinger.

Eskom on Thursday urged consumers to switch off all non-essential appliances to reduce the impact of rotational power cuts.

“Eskom calls on consumers to urgently switch off geysers, pool pumps, and all non-essential appliances throughout the day,” it said in a statement.

Power cuts would be stopped if the necessary savings were made and the situation improved and customers were warned to treat all electrical connections as live during the cuts. The power cuts were announced earlier and were scheduled to last from 9am to 10pm.

12 thoughts on “NMB Municipality implements load shedding

  • March 7, 2014 at 8:13 am
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    people wake up we are living with a gouvernment that allows this type of thing to happen. when are we all going to wake up and smell the roses. the elections are coming up soon, vote right this time, it only take one vote to make the difference. we need people that are going to be resposible to run this country and to stop the fraud and theft and wastage of our resources. Dallas

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  • March 6, 2014 at 10:42 pm
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    no warning, whtsoever eskom should paying themselves the big bucks and everything in our country will go well

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  • March 6, 2014 at 6:01 pm
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    In Britain it rains endlessly!This year was the heaviest rainfall since 1760!Did they have power cuts because the coal was wet? No way!Why can’t they store coal in a dry place or dry it with heaters?I suspect that the ,”Wet Coal” story is just fiction to hide their incompetence!Several years ago they gave exactly the same excuse!Why could n’t they build covered storage? I can’t help wondering HOW MANY YEARS WILL IT TAKE TO CATCH UP WITH THE POWER DEFICIT? Twenty,thirty years ???? They are taking us for a ride because they think that we are all stupid!!!They feed us nonsense and lies! Show them we are not stupid and vote for someone else!Eight years is more than enough time to build and commission new power stations! row

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  • March 6, 2014 at 2:50 pm
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    We live in a country that spends Billions on Stadiums and Millions on Celebrations but we cannot afford covered storage for our Coal stocks!
    How can and ESKOM spokesman admit that our most critical power source got wet due to heavy rain and therefore we are going have power cuts!

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  • March 6, 2014 at 12:54 pm
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    The most disgusting thing is that no-one was given any advanced warning, Eskom holds the whole country to ransom when and as it pleases, the anc doesnt control SA, eskom does.
    In so many years since the last load shedding and there is still no change.
    Rename SA Zimbabwe 2

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  • March 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm
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    To all citizens in the country,get a life,get a new government you deserve a better deal!

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  • March 6, 2014 at 12:27 pm
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    coz we are handing out electricity like its candy to BOTSWANA and all the illegal contraptions going on in the locations>>>

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  • March 6, 2014 at 12:25 pm
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    I totally agree with you Charles. And….yet they will still vote in favour of who arescrewing us into a corner with no way ouit!

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  • March 6, 2014 at 11:41 am
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    In 2007 the power cuts started! Surely in the seven years since 2007 new power stations could have been built and brought on line? They don’t bother to tell the South African public that South Africa is feeding electricity to Lesotho,Swaziland,Zimbabwe’ and Namibia at a much cheaper rate than we are paying.They also made a deal with Billiton to provide them very cheap electricity for their Aluminium smelters at Richards Bay.If South Africa was not supplying these loads there would be more than enough electricity for us all.The fact that the ruling party has not been able to deal with this in SEVEN years reeks of sheer incompetence!

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  • March 6, 2014 at 11:08 am
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    Well our power in Jeffreys Bay was summarily switched for from just after 0800 until 1030 with no warning. I run a small computer repair business and I am fortunate that this time I have not suffered damages. However, I am now more than 2 hours behind on my work as jobs I was busy with at the time the power was switched off have to be started from scratch.

    How can municipalities just switch off the power without warning? How the hell am I supposed to earn a living when I am unable to work? It’s not like they are giving me the power for nothing. Who is going to compensate people for the damage caused to their electrical goods with the repeated power failures?

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  • March 6, 2014 at 10:44 am
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    Considering we are paying a great deal for our electricity I would ask that Eskom reconsider the times of power cuts from 9am to 4pm and not until 10pm. Children and senior citizens are entitled to a hot meal at night and cannot be kept up until after 10pm. It is disgraceful that innocent people have to suffer because of mal administration. What a wicked generation !

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  • March 6, 2014 at 10:21 am
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    eskom make up your mind, alittle while ago you were maoning that as south africans we were using to little electricity and as a result this was impacting on eskoms finaces, now we are using to much. these power cuts affect peoples livelyhood and should not be taking place. we as south africans have a right to power and we apy through the nose for it as is. this is just another scam so that eskom can get a “bigger” increase this year. yes people it is that time of the year again. we are being financially driven to ruin by the powers that be, and we are putting up with it. may is here soon vote right and make a difference, it only takes one vote to make the change possible. Dallas

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