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South African energy provider Eskom has regretted to confirm select areas in Soweto will be without electricity on Wednesday 20 October. The situation will be the result of a need to conduct power maintenance.
The update comes a week after the electricity provider announced the end of load shedding stage two across South Africa until further notice. But sadly for some Soweto residents, the power disruptions will be persisting this week.
The South African energy provider said electricity supply will be interrupted between the hours of 08:00 and 16:00 in seven areas in Soweto.
“Eskom would like to inform customers in Soweto of a planned electricity supply interruption due to maintenance in the distribution network,” the power utility said.
The reason for the looming interruptions has been cited as ‘power maintenance.’
“The interruption in electricity supply is necessary to perform essential maintenance on our distribution power lines,” Eskom added. The energy provider concluded to express apologies for the disruption while also saying it appreciates the public’s patience and corporation.
Meanwhile, Eskom and the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) recently confirmed signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to hand over electricity supply to the municipality.
The two organisations said they signed the MOU with the aim to conclude a deal that will see Eskom selling or distributing electricity in the parts of Soweto and Johannesburg that have been getting power supply.
“Eskom and City Power sign a memorandum of understanding on the possible transfer of Johannesburg electricity distribution to City Power Jhb,” the joint announcement statement said.