Joburg mayor to sit down with City Power

2013-09-06 14:33
Mayor Parks Tau (Picture: City Press)

Mayor Parks Tau (Picture: City Press)

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Johannesburg - Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau will meet City Power management on Friday to receive an update about the restoration of electricity in some parts of Gauteng, the city said in a statement.

This follows power disruptions in parts of the West Rand and northern Johannesburg after a few hundred City Power staff downed tools on Wednesday afternoon.

City Power said the strike was not union-led.

The workers were unhappy about a new shift system the power distributor was implementing.

It was believed that striking workers had sabotaged the infrastructure causing the widespread blackouts, which impacted on traffic flow and affected some businesses' operations.

Earlier on Friday power was fully restored to areas including Houghton and Melville by noon, while other parts of Johannesburg could be left in the dark over the weekend, City Power said.

The electricity supply was also reconnected in Auckland Park, Kew, and Bramley, the power distributor said in a statement.

Read more on:    city power  |  parks tau  |  johannesburg  |  electricity  |  strikes

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