'Major' power outage hits northern Joburg - on top of load-shedding

Large parts of Johannesburg were in the dark on Monday due to stage 4 load-shedding as well as an unplanned outage.
Large parts of Johannesburg were in the dark on Monday due to stage 4 load-shedding as well as an unplanned outage.
Image: Daniel Born

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.

Some of the affected suburbs include:

  • Strydom Park;
  • Bromhof;
  • Ferndale;
  • Kensington B;
  • Bryanston;
  • Bordeaux;
  • Beverley Gardens;
  • Windsor;
  • Cresta;
  • Linden;
  • Kelland;
  • Blairgowrie;
  • Randparkridge;
  • Malanshof;
  • Robindale;
  • Fountainbleau; and
  • Noordwyk.

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.


Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

X