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South Africa’s power utility Eskom has announced stage 6 of rotational load shedding which has been taking place since Tuesday evening, due to a significant deterioration of its operations.
When the load shedding stages increases, so does the frequency of the rotational power cuts, which have a replica impact in increased risk of damage to sensitive electronic items due to power surges, fires and crime. Attie Blaauw, Head of Personal Lines Underwriting, says South Africans need to mitigate the damages caused by load shedding by being prepared prior to power going off.
“The reality is, load shedding has an immense impact on consumers and businesses alike – who must cope with the damage to appliances brought on by power surges and dips, as well is the increased crime related risks as a result of faulty security systems,” said Blaauw.
Blaauw cautions consumers and provides things to consider mitigating against risks that may be caused by power cuts:
“Santam remains ready to assist policyholders with any claims resulting from power cuts,” said Blaauw.
Note: to access your area’s load shedding schedule, please click here.
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