Surviving loadshedding: Financial Mail

Kate Ferreira

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I love when my professional research and personal needs overlap, and this story is one such example. As a freelancer working from home, I needed to research the various options for staying connected and staying working without electricity – and it is a story with huge “talkability” in South Africa at the moment, so it made sense for my client to delve into the topic.

Here is a short extract:

WHEN the lights go out, some consider it a simple inconvenience. But for others, notably businesses, it is as if someone pulled up the hand brake abruptly. Eskom has warned that load shedding is here to stay, but there are ways — and clever gadgets and tools — to reduce the impact on your lifestyle and business. 

1. Load shedding schedules

With several load shedding stages, direct and indirect Eskom customers, and stage-dependent schedules, it is easy to be taken by…

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