The Curious Use Case of Load Shedding

South Africa is facing a power crisis for a very long time now. This is compensated for by load shedding, where the energy provider Eskom switches off sectors of the national grid. In March 2019 we have seen an extended period of Stage 4 whereby an area will be without power for three periods of 2.5 hrs per day. This has a detrimental impact on daily life and citizen’s basic needs.

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High Site Green Point

In the beginning of July already, Matt Feinstein and JP Meijers cooperated and successfully installed another gateway in Greenpoint, Cape Town. We thank you! Great effort! With its unique position the gateway covers areas previously shielded by Signal Hill. From the radar plot it also becomes apparent that it enables many opportunities in nautical sciences and marine biology: Certainly with room for improvement, now we have good coverage over Table Bay and False Bay.

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High Site UCT

With great pride we announce to have completed the install of a The Things Network (TTN) gateway on the campus of the University of Cape Town (UCT). Special thanks hereby goes out to Dr. David Johnson, who next to granting us this great opportunity, also lead the install and provides patronage for the gateway. Thanks also goes out to Michael Graaf and Eric Nitschke for assisting. Eric has provided some amazing photos under CC BY-NC-SA which are available on Flickr.

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