On 4 February the City of Tshwane Twitter feed announced that the district was entering stage two load shedding.

Cochrane emphasised that this has not affected the students’ and staff’s ability to carry out their academic work. This is because of the measures the university has in place to deal with the load shedding. Generators have been installed in all buildings and they automatically kick in when load shedding is in effect.

According to Cochrane the only students who would be affected are those in res because many of the residences do not have access to generators.

Aside from these individuals, Cochrane indicated that the generators have allowed the university to make provision for all power outages, thereby allowing students and staff to remain predominantly unaffected by Eskom’s load shedding.

 

Photo: Hendro van der Merwe

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