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City Power staff members work on a substation in Eldorado Park. Photo: City Power

Joburg power outages: City Power working to restore several areas

It’s not just Eldorado Park. Several other areas in Johannesburg are also experiencing power outages. Here’s the latest repair timelines.

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City Power staff members work on a substation in Eldorado Park. Photo: City Power

As if several days of load shedding heading into the long weekend wasn’t already enough. Multiple areas in Johannesburg are now experiencing power outages for different reasons. A fire at a substation in Eldorado Park has caused the most damage. Repair work is also being carried out in several other areas across the city.

City Power outages: We’re working on Eldorado Park and other areas

Parts of Roodepoort are still without power. City Power teams worked through Friday night in Ruimsig and Wilgeheuwel. A double cable fault in Ruimsig is still being repaired. A single cable fault in Wilgeheuwel was restored overnight.

A seemingly much bigger problem is causing outages in the Reuven and surrounding areas. A cable fault at the Wemmer substation was unable to be reached on Saturday morning. At 7AM, the City Power team were left waiting for a jackhammer to arrive. The affected cable was buried under a concrete slab.

City Power says the affected areas are:

  • Rossetenville
  • Towerby
  • La Rochelle
  • Kenilworth
  • Townsview

City Power has been unable to provide an estimated repair time for this outage.

Eldorado Park latest

The Friday substation fire at Eldorado Park has been described as “coordinated sabotage.” Those are the words of City of Johannesburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse.

Phalatse said there is a broader sabotage agenda that does not only affect Eldorado Park but the entire City of Johannesburg. 

“If you take this and the fact that we have had  so many other incidents such as tunnel fires, cable theft in different parts of Johannesburg, it is clear that this is all part of a coordinated sabotage of this administration.”

Johannesburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse

City Power says that power is only expected to be fully restored to the following areas by Wednesday.

  • Eldorado North
  • Goudkoppies
  • Kliptown
  • Kliptown West
  • Olifantsvlei
  • Devland Industrial
  • Eldorado Extension 2, 4 ,5 and 7

At 2AM on Saturday, equipment needed for the repairs began arriving and being installed.