Power outage in Joburg due to cable theft

Power outage in Joburg due to cable theft

Eskom announced in a statement on Monday morning that the power outage in large parts of Johannesburg was a result of cable theft and not load shedding. 

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The power giant released a statement saying that Eskom had not implemented load shedding for more than 10 months and that it would inform its customers including municipalities and the general public before implementing load shedding.

"The North part of Orlando West and Dube area is currently experiencing a power outage due to cable theft. Eskom is currently working on restoring supply to the area," the statement read.

It reiterated that due to the nature of an electrical network power outages could occur at any time and that Eskom's technical teams were on standby in the event of a local power outage. 

"The intention is to minimise the incidents of faults and to shorten restoration times. Eskom’s planned maintenance of its distribution network is on-going and Eskom customers will be advised directly when this will be effected in their areas."

Eskom also reminded consumers that demand for electricity usually increases during winter months and that electricity should be used sparingly.

Any electricity outages can be reported to to 0860037566 or 08600ESKOM.

- Press Release

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