City Power works on restoring power across Johannesburg

City Power works on restoring power across Johannesburg

City Power says it is in the process of restoring power in areas across the City of Johannesburg which have been without electricity for two weeks. 

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City Power workers embarked on an operation cut illegal power connections in an informal settlement opposite Lenasia, south of Johannesburg on Tuesday. Photo by Neo Motloung

Spokesperson Isaac Mangena, says this is due to a lack of material and stock which delay the turnaround time. 


“We had no material that includes the spare pole mounted transformers, mini-substations, fuses, among others.


“We also had problems with finding the suppliers for these materials as City Power due to the Covid-19 challenges.”


However, Mangena says most material has been received since Friday and work to complete repairs has started. 

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Mangena has also urged City of Johannesburg customers to be patient as the restorations continue.


“While we try our best as City Power to attend to the outage backlogs, we appeal to you to bear with us and be patient as we work to deal with the increase in demand and backlogs.

"We also appeal with you to cooperate with our teams when they do their job in your area,” concludes Mangena.

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