'Major' power outage hits northern Joburg - on top of load-shedding
A "major" power outage - on top of stage 4 load-shedding - left a large swathe of northern Johannesburg without electricity on Monday.
"A high-voltage Eskom power line feeding most City Power substations in the north of Johannesburg has tripped, causing a major outage in the northern areas, including parts of Midrand," tweeted City Power, adding that technicians were attending to the outage.
Media alert— @CityPowerJhb (@CityPowerJhb) March 18, 2019
A high voltage Eskom power line feeding most of City Power substations in the north of Johannesburg has tripped causing major power outage in the northern areas including parts of Midrand
Areas affected are attached below^GR pic.twitter.com/XgGGwJ4glX
Some of the affected suburbs include:
- Strydom Park;
- Kensington B;
- Beverley Gardens;
- Fountainbleau; and
With no end in sight for load-shedding in South Africa, Johannesburg small businesses are bearing the brunt of Stage 4 load-shedding. Many businesses are left with only a few hours a day to do business.