Have an Android phone or tablet? Download News24’s GridWatch app and receive load shedding notifications for locations you choose (Groot Brak, George, etc. - and yes, George is on a different schedule...) direct to your device as they are announced.
Good news for Apple users, too - the iOS version of the GridWatch app has been released and is available for download (free) from iTunes.
Not to be outdone, albeit, rather late to the game, Eskom has just launched their own MyEskom apps which also provide load shedding schedules and information. You can download the Android version from the Google Play store or the iOS version from iTunes. I've not used either of the Eskom apps - but the GridWatch apps, above, work like a charm.