For a while it seemed like South African might have been in the clear in terms of loadshedding for today, but Eskom has just announced that Stage 1 loadshedding will come into effect as from 6pm tonight, and will last until 10pm.

If you want to check when loadshedding will hit your suburb, head on over to News24’s really cool loadshedding schedule. If you want to beat loadshedding on a budget, take your tech solar for R1 271. Earlier today Eskom refuted claims that a complete blackout will throw the country into darkness for two weeks.

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Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.