Blackouts expected in Soweto

Johannesburg - A number of power cuts are expected in Soweto in the coming weeks due to maintenance on Eskom infrastructure, the power utility said on Friday.

The outages would take place on Tuesday from 09:15 to 23:00, on Wednesday from 09:30 to 23:00, and on Thursday from 09:15 to 23:00, Gauteng spokesperson Lerato Nkosi said in a statement.

The following Monday and Tuesday electricity would be disrupted from 09:15 to 23:00.

"Eskom apologises for the inconvenience caused, and further requests customers not to report this particular fault to the contact centre," she said.


Scouter Four-One 2014-08-01 06:20:28 PM
Hello - just wait for the excuse of cable & pylon thefts to be laid on the table for Eskom's inability to provide a reliable power source for one and all ....
Lynne Scolias 2014-08-01 06:21:01 PM
Blackouts? Where to??
BatongaBoro 2014-08-01 06:24:51 PM
"Eskom apologises for the inconvenience caused to our much valued illegal connections and we appeal for you not to riot or kill anyone. Your free and illegal electricity use will resume as soon as possible, and we cannot stress how truly sorry we are that we are not cutting power to areas where people pay as usual"
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-01 06:30:54 PM
a few isijokas and a hole neighbourhood must suffer. shame
Arthur Harding 2014-08-01 06:40:35 PM
Whats the bet, some group of morons is gonna riot because of this.
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-01 06:51:33 PM
Lol lynne good humor
Bradly Minnaar 2014-08-01 08:29:36 PM
Haha lizl brilliant!
Joe Black 2014-08-01 09:20:32 PM
Oh dear...Make sure everybody knows about it before there is rioting.
Louis Scholtz 2014-08-01 09:26:59 PM
Looks like it'll be a black night in
Dirk Engelbrecht 2014-08-01 09:54:40 PM
I expect hundreds of rioters burning stuff down all because they do not know that maintenance is an essential part of keeping things in working condition... I just hope that Eskom puts up billboards or hands out flyers as well to let the people know...