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eThekwini Municipality: Seven areas will not have power on Sunday

The eThekwini Municipality has announced that certain areas in the South will not have electricity on Sunday, 3 July 2022.

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Parts of eThekwini Municipality will be without electricity on Sunday 3 July for four hours from 12h00 to approximately 16h00.

This will affect areas in the South of eThekwini. 

ETHEKWINI SOUTH POWER OUTAGE

According to the Municipality, its Electricity Department needs to safely re-instate the continuous 132 kV busbar at the Rossburgh Substation to improve security of supply to the area. Therefore, it is necessary to interrupt electricity supply.

The following areas will be affected:

  • Island View,
  • Bayhead,
  • Bluff,
  • Wentworth,
  • Brighton Beach,
  • Jacobs, and
  • Edwin Swales

“During this outage, the public is advised to treat all electrical installations as live. For further information and enquiries relating to the outage, call the contact centre on 080 3111 111,” the municipality said.  

BEACHES NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Meanwhile, on Friday, 1 July, the eThekwini Municipality announced that it has opened some of its becahes as it gears up for the Hollywoodbets Durban July this weekend. 

All beaches in the eThekwini Municipality were closed to the public following the April torrential rains which caused damage as well as high E.coli levels. 

EThekwini Municipality spokesperson, Msawakhe Mayisela said they decided to open the beaches following the latest water quality results which indicated that E-Coli levels were within acceptable standards. 

“The public can now enjoy bathing and other sporting activities at these beaches,” Mayisela said. 

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Photo: eThekwini Municipality

Amanzimtoti, Warner, Umgababa, Umhlanga Rocks, Umdloti, Addington, Bronze, Bay of Plenty, Wedge, North, Country Club, uShaka, Battery, Southern and Vetch Pier (Point), are open to the public, whereas, Umkomaas, Lighthouse, Beachwood Mangrove, Umdloti beach tidal area, Casuarina in Tongaat, Granny’s Pool, Beachwood, eThekwini and Suncoast beach will remain closed for swimming but will be open for religious and spiritual rituals, walking dogs and fishing.

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