Storm causes power outages around Johannesburg

Metro utility City Power was conducting repairs on damaged infrastructure on Tuesday morning after heavy rain caused power outages around Johannesburg. At the same time, faulty traffic lights in several parts of the city resulted in heavy road congestion. The Johannesburg Metro Police department deployed officers to the most congested intersections where traffic lights were […]

Prepare for constant power outages – City Power warns Johannesburg

Electricity woes for Johannesburg residents may be far from over if criminality and irresponsible use continue, City Power said on Tuesday. Several parts of the city have recently experienced constant power cuts and load-shedding. Alexandra, Houtkoppen, Cleveland, Lenasia South, and Mayfair were some of the areas affected on Tuesday as distributors tripped and cable theft […]

More power outages for Johannesburg residents

City Power has warned Johannesburg residents that they should expect more power outages and “load rotation” due to an increase in electricity demand. City Power would like to warn and urge our customers to use electricity efficiently to avoid the likelihood of increased outages during the cold winter season, and minimize the possibility of load […]

Lockdown sees rise in power outages in Soweto and other areas

Eskom is blaming a significant rise in power outages in the township on illegal connections, bypassed meters and vandalism. Eskom says illegal connectors are causing Soweto’s lights to go off at peak times during the lockdown. The utility is blaming a significant rise in power outages in the township on illegal connections, bypassed meters and […]

Unplanned power outages

Unplanned power outages in Roodepoort should be fixed by Friday

Unplanned power outages are taking place in some areas of Roodepoort, including Weltervreden Park and Radiokop, but should be sorted out by Friday. In one instance power supply was interrupted following damage to a cable caused by Rand Water contractors excavating in the area. This has led to areas such as Weltevreden Park, Davon Valley […]