Soshanguve Residents Are In For An 11-Hour Power Outage Scheduled For December

Power utility, Eskom is planning a daily 11- hour power outage for the Soshanguve community, for at least three days from December 4 to December 7. This as Eskom plans to do construction and upgrade work to the Apollo-Dinaledi 400kv line in the area.

According to City of Tshwane spokesperson, Lindela Mashigo, the planned power supply interruption will be structured in a sequential order of 11 hours on each day; from 6am to 5 pm during the specified period.

He said, Eskom has assured the city of its intention to carry out the work within the specified outage period and intends to return the line to services as soon as it is able to complete the construction.

During this period, residents are urged to treat all electrical appliances as live (still on) due to system requirements and processes involved in carrying out this activity and in the interest of safety.

Mashigo further apologised on behalf of the city for the inconvenience that may arise as a result of this planned construction work.

Areas that will be affected include Block L, L and M Extension, Block DD, BB, LL, JJ, NN, FF, HH, GG, IA, PP, Winterveldt Extension 3 and Tswaing Orange Farm. Other areas are Block K, K Extension, M, H, H Extension and F West, Block-CC, F East, G, Block-KK, SS1, S, R, T, V, X and W, Block-T, T Extension, V and V Extension, Block- P, SS5, MM, P Extension, Y, Y Extension and X.

By: Onwaba Mxakaza