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Wrap: Cape Town power outage – Electricity restored

The City of Cape Town said it is aware of the power outage in large parts of the metro. It is related to an Eskom overhead line fault.

cape town electrical maintenance

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Areas 7, 2, 9 and 15 in the City of Cape Town are without electricity after an Eskom overhead line fault on Saturday, 12 March.


Area 7 includes the CBD, the Atlantic Seaboard, parts of Woodstock and Paarden Eiland.

Area 2 includes Century City, Maitland, Ndabeni, Lagoon Beach and Woodbridge Island and its surrounds.

Area 15 includes Paarden Eiland, parts of Woodstock, Salt River, Observatory, Mowbray, Rosebank, Rondebosch and surrounds.

“The City is aware of a power outage affecting Areas 7, 2 and 15 due to an Eskom overhead line fault,” said the City of Cape Town. “City teams are working with urgency with Eskom.”

The City said Eskom is patrolling its High Voltage power lines to determine the cause of the “large-scale” power outage affecting parts of the City.

Ward Councillors across the metro informed their constituents that the City lost three Eskom infeeds at Montague Gardens, earlier on Saturday.

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