Eskom's load shedding and Why you should only use SAPAC

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Load shedding in South Africa

Load shedding in South Africa has become a normal occurrence, with citizens having to adapt their daily routines to accommodate the scheduled power outages. However, the effects of load shedding go beyond inconvenience and have real dangers associated with them, including the rise of unregistered professionals and contractors taking advantage of the situation.

Load shedding is deliberate

Load shedding is a deliberate and controlled interruption of power supply by Eskom, South Africa's national electricity supplier, to prevent the total collapse of the electricity grid. It is done to avoid a blackout, which could have far-reaching consequences for the economy and the country's citizens. However, the frequent occurrence of load shedding has had a significant impact on the daily lives of ordinary South Africans.

Disruption for households

For businesses, load shedding means a loss of revenue and productivity, while for households, it means disruption of daily routines and potential safety hazards. During load shedding, there is a heightened risk of crime as criminals take advantage of the darkness to carry out their activities. The use of alternative power sources such as generators and candles also increases the risk of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.

The dangers associated with Load shedding

One of the dangers associated with load shedding is the rise of unregistered persons who take advantage of the situation. With power outages becoming more frequent, people are increasingly turning to professionals and contractors to provide alternative sources of power such as generators and solar panels. However, some of these persons are unregistered and unqualified, putting people's safety at risk.

Unregistered persons

These unregistered persons masquerading as contractors are often opportunistic and take advantage of the situation by offering low prices and quick solutions. However, they often abscond with the contract money, leaving their clients with substandard work or incomplete projects. This has led to an increase in the number of complaints to regulatory bodies and a loss of trust in the industry.

Avoid the pitfalls

To avoid these pitfalls, it is essential to use registered professionals and contractors. The South African Professionals and Contractors Collective (SAPAC) is a organization that seeks to protect consumers. SAPAC ensures that all are qualified correctly, and adhere to a code of conduct including aforementioned standards that can contribute towards your property value. - This is the Way!

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Using SAPAC-registered professionals and contractors guarantees quality work and ensures that there is a recourse mechanism if something goes wrong.

In conclusion, load shedding has had far-reaching effects on the lives of ordinary South Africans, with the rise of unregistered people being one of the many dangers associated with it. To avoid falling victim to unregistered persons, it is crucial to use registered professionals and contractors. SAPAC provides a platform and panel to connect consumers with registered professionals and contractors and ensures that consumers get quality work at the correct price!

Notice: Never barter or negotiate with regards to legal CoC's that is to be prepared for your dwelling or business property. There is a reason why there is a starting price. And it is performed in accordance with SANS standards. If you want to negotiate on the term of an arm or leg give. Contact SAPAC so that this may be explained to you in depth.

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