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    Default A different loadshedding gripe

    If I have to be asked one more time, or, have messages come through on the community watsapp group about when do we have loadshedding today Im going to lose my mind.

    What is the problem with these people? Stupidity? Lazyness?
    Just get the app FFS
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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    If I have to be asked one more time, or, have messages come through on the community watsapp group about when do we have loadshedding today Im going to lose my mind.

    What is the problem with these people? Stupidity? Lazyness?
    Just get the app FFS
    Agreed, or on Facebook - "power just went out, is it loadshedding"

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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    The app is mostly wrong, and thus useless.

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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    The app is mostly wrong, and thus useless.

    Eskom se Push?
    Ive found it very accurate and reliable
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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    The app is mostly wrong, and thus useless.

    Not Eskomsepush. Been spot on for me.
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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Eskom se Push?
    Ive found it very accurate and reliable

    Yes, that one.

    Many MANY times its wrong for my suburb
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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    Eskom se Push is also spot on for us

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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    And for us in CPT, it's right over 95% of the time and that's with managing the feedback from CoCT ontop of Eskom

    But yes...people are lazy! The work environment has taught me the lesson again and again and again.

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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    "Guys is anyone elses power off in the complex?"

    "Yes"
    "Yes"
    "Yes"
    "Yes"
    "I think load shedding"
    "Yes"
    "Yes"
    "Yes"
    "Yes"
    for the next 20min
    Dont take anything I say as actual advice or fact. I dont.

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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    I've noticed my parents still get confused by the schedules on the app.
    They don't kop that there's a fixed schedule showing what COULD happen on the different stages, but then on the other hand there's the ever changing stages.
    I often get, but the app says we must have load shedding now but the power is still on, then I have to explain the schedule says the power will be off if there is stage 2 now, but currently the country is only on stage 1.

    It's probably the same for many other people.
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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    So SWAMBO showed me last night there's a "AskMyStreet" function on EskomSePush app.....now that is the pinnacle of this topic from the 2 minutes of looking at it I saw last night.

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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    I usually repsond by Saying "My power is on, I heard a cable was damaged due to Fibre installations, only affecting some grids" Then i put group to mute again.


    Quote Originally Posted by PsyPhin View Post
    "Guys is anyone elses power off in the complex?"

    "Yes"
    "Yes"
    "Yes"
    "Yes"
    "I think load shedding"
    "Yes"
    "Yes"
    "Yes"
    "Yes"
    for the next 20min

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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    Quote Originally Posted by Vormoto View Post
    I usually repsond by Saying "My power is on, I heard a cable was damaged due to Fibre installations, only affecting some grids" Then i put group to mute again.
    Brilliant! I must do that.
    The estate would lose their minds completely!!
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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    Thats why I am not on any such wapp groups - would drive me insane.

    I see a lot of this on fysboek though - your gripe is real.
    Last edited by WAJ; 2022/07/05 at 10:10 AM.
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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    If I have to be asked one more time, or, have messages come through on the community watsapp group about when do we have loadshedding today Im going to lose my mind.

    What is the problem with these people? Stupidity? Lazyness?
    Just get the app FFS
    Delete yourself from the group.
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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    you need to connect with a person like my wife's friend.
    Sits at home with little to do so has become the local warning system

    She whattsapps all her contacts telling of the next shutdown and all sorts of other local stuff

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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    Yes, that one.

    Many MANY times its wrong for my suburb
    Maybe you picked the wrong suburb

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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    "Please advise when power comes on so that we can switch off the generator"

    Ten minutes later.

    "it's on"

    "power is on"

    "power is back"

    "power back"

    "you can switch off, power is on again"

    "power back"

    "power is now on"



    "is power back yet?"

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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe

    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    Yes, that one.

    Many MANY times its wrong for my suburb

    Ek dink nie ons is ver uit ekaar nie - jy ook groep 11?
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    Default Re: A different loadshedding gripe



    Our municipality has a schedule up on their website that you can download in PDF.

    On our one municipal group, a lady posts the whole schedule PLUS every day she puts out the schedule for the day.

    Still have some people ask when the loadshedding times are.

    I guess too stupid to scroll back up and look.

    Whatsapp groups drive me insane sometimes, but it's also a nice to have when you want to know whats cutting in the dorp.

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