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The City of Cape Town continues to work on electrical infrastructure in the metro. Photo: Pexels.

Cape Town cold front: 15 areas are without electricity due to unplanned outages

Some of the power outages are weather related. Affected areas include Bantry Bay, Langa, Pinelands, Boneteheuwel and more.

Cape Town

The City of Cape Town continues to work on electrical infrastructure in the metro. Photo: Pexels.

As the City of Cape Town continues to be battered by heavy rains, more than a dozen unplanned power outages are being experienced in areas across the metro.


Early on Tuesday, 14 June, Cape Town Disaster Risk Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said a number of weather-related power outages were being experienced in Mitchells Plain, Bridgetown, Rosebank, Mowbray, Claremont, Philippi, Hout Bay, Grassy Park and Zeekoevlei.

Later, at approximately 10:25, the City of Cape Town said the following areas were affected by unplanned outages – it is unclear whether all of them are weather-related, however, some of the suburbs were mentioned before.

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The areas affected by unplanned outages include:

  • Eastridge (Mitchells Plain)
  • Bridgetown
  • Rosebank
  • Mowbray
  • Philippi
  • Zeekoevlei
  • Mfuleni
  • Bantry Bay
  • Philippi West
  • Pinelands
  • Langa
  • Lansdowne
  • Bonteheuwel
  • Brooklyn
  • Parow

Meanwhile, Gordons Bay, Montana, Kraaifontein, Somerset West, Bellville, Newlands and Blouberg are currently without electricity due to planned maintenance work.

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“City teams will continue to do everything in their power to attend to outages in the shortest possible time. It is often not possible to give an exact time for restoration where damage to infrastructure is involved and where an outage affects a large area,” said the City of Cape Town.

Residents are requested to log service requests via the e-Services channel instead of calling the Electricity Call Centre, which is bogged by high call volumes.

Residents are further asked not to log the same request of multiple channels – or multiple times – as it causes delays.

Residents are requested to report outages via the City’s service channels to alert the technicians.

For service requests (please only log on one channel): Call Centre: 0860 103 089 SMS: 31220 Email: e-Services: