Joburg City Power website struggles with high traffic

2015-01-26 12:58

High internet visitor numbers have put a strain on the Johannesburg City Power website after power utility Eskom announced countrywide load shedding on Monday.

Joburg gearing up to cope with future power cuts

2015-01-02 16:20

City Power is working on new technologies to mitigate the effects of power cuts, including installing smart meters, which would enable efficient management.

Breakthrough on cable theft

2014-11-14 19:13

The masterminds behind the theft of electricity cables that led to water outages in Gauteng have been arrested, City Power says.

90% of power back in Joburg

2014-11-04 14:10

Electricity supply has been restored to 90% of the areas in Johannesburg that experienced power cuts.

Joburg outage due to technical fault

2014-11-04 06:59

A technical fault at one of the transformers at Prospect substation near City Deep has resulted in an unplanned outage in Johannesburg, City Power says.

City Power employees nabbed for cable theft

2014-08-19 11:42

It may be one of the most lucrative operations in South Africa, but it is illegal, as cable thieves working within Johannesburg’s power operator recently learned.

Power outages in Joburg's northern suburbs

2014-08-12 10:02

A "line fault" has caused widespread power outages in Johannesburg's northern suburbs, City Power says.

City Power to fight illegal connections

2014-08-05 12:13

City Power will continue its fight against people using illegal electricity connections, the utility says.

City Power hikes electricity tariffs

2014-06-26 13:32

Gauteng residents will have to fork out more for electricity from July after City Power announced that it will increase its tariffs by an average of 7%.

Joburg faces power cuts

2014-06-12 19:23

Eskom has asked City Power to cut back at least 300MW of electricity or face deliberate power cuts, Johannesburg's power supplier says.

Johannesburg suburbs still without power

2014-06-06 11:00

Several suburbs in the South and North of Johannesburg are still without power after the theft of electricity pylons.

Cable thief electrocuted

2014-02-26 13:04

The body of a man suspected to have been trying to steal overhead cables has been found on top of a 9-metre pole in Johannesburg, according to City Power.

Joburg suburbs out of power

2013-10-20 12:42

Most of the south and the south western parts of Johannesburg suburbs are without electricity, says City Power.

ANC: Pre-election disruptions a possibilty

2013-09-11 21:33

The ANC says there is a possibility the Johannesburg City Power sabotage and an alleged arson attack on Luthuli House, have been attempts to destabilise the country prior to the 2014 elections.

City Power workers abused overtime shifts

2013-09-09 17:15

City Power says it has been forced to change workers' shifts because it was illegal and this was the reason why disgruntled workers embarked on a wildcat strike.

Samwu to probe City Power sabotage claims

2013-09-08 14:06

The SA Municipal Workers' Union says it is conducting its own investigation into the strike by City Power workers that allegedly left most of Joburg in the dark.

Houghton gets generator after outages

2013-09-07 17:00

Houghton is the only suburb in Johannesburg that has been temporarily supplied with a generator during a power outage this week, City Power says.

Power restored in Johannesburg

2013-09-07 15:30

Power has been restored to all areas in Johannesburg following outages during the week, City Power says.

Lenasia back on power grid

2013-09-07 09:24

Electricity has been fully restored to 96% of Lenasia, City Power says.

Tau gets tough with strikers

2013-09-06 21:07

Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau has issued a strong warning to employees involved in turning off power at sub-stations around the city.

Joburg mayor to sit down with City Power

2013-09-06 14:33

Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau is set to meet City Power management to receive an update about the restoration of electricity in some parts of Gauteng.

Power restored to some Joburg areas

2013-09-06 08:39

Power has been restored in Lawley and Lenasia South while other parts of Johannesburg could be left in the dark over the weekend, City Power says.

Generators placed outside Mandela's home

2013-09-05 13:44

Generators have been delivered to the home of ailing former president Nelson Mandela, as he lives in a suburb hit by a widespread power cut in Johannesburg.

Electricity outage hits Joburg residents

2013-08-15 20:26

City Power says it is experiencing a major power outage in certain parts of Johannesburg as a result of a veld fire.


Power surges, stolen cables and insurance claims

2015-01-23 17:27

A Fin24 user wants to know how power surges due to stolen cables impact her ability to claim from her insurance.

Joburg to switch off geysers

2014-12-05 13:38

Johannesburg says it will remotely switch off geyser control systems to certain areas at specific times to manage electricity.

City Power, Eskom probing Joburg outage

2014-11-04 15:57

City Power says it is working with Eskom to investigate a technical problem that left Johannesburg in the dark.

City Power, Eskom probing Joburg outage

2014-11-04 13:16

City Power says it is working with Eskom to investigate a technical problem that left Johannesburg in the dark.

Mokonyane: Cable theft economic sabotage

2014-09-29 17:57

Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says copper cable theft must be classified as an economic crime following a water shortage that hit parts of Johannesburg.

Electricity hike unfair, says AfriForum

2014-09-16 16:09

Hiking the electricity tariffs will be unfair and a burden on taxpayers because municipalities owe Eskom more that R3.2bn, says AfriForum.

City Power not in arrears with Eskom

2014-08-14 18:22

City Power has rejected reports that it is in arrears with its electricity bill with Eskom, following a report that municipalities are R2.7bn overdue in payments.

22 arrested for corruption in Jhb - mayor

2014-08-07 15:36

Johannesburg's mayor Parks Tau says 22 people have been arrested for corruption, fraud and tampering with the city's revenue collection systems.

Power restored in parts of Johannesburg

2014-07-11 22:25

Power has been restored in parts of Johannesburg that experienced a power outage at about 16:00, City Power says.

Two held for stealing electricity pylons

2014-06-23 17:21

Two people have been arrested for allegedly stealing electricity pylons in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, City Power says.

Power back in Johannesburg south late Friday

2014-06-06 12:22

Electricity in areas south of Johannesburg is expected to be restored by the end of Friday, except for Lenasia, City Power says.

Electricity to be restored in JHB suburbs

2014-03-06 13:37

Power is expected to be restored in various suburbs of Johannesburg, says City Power.

Bad weather causes Joburg outages

2013-12-04 15:36

City Power says its technicians are working to restore power after bad weather caused outages in parts of Johannesburg.

Cable theft causes Joburg power outage

2013-10-05 14:47

Some suburbs in northern Johannesburg have been plunged into darkness after cables were stolen from the Houtkoppen substation, City Power says.

City Power vows to get tough

2013-09-09 19:02

Tough action will be taken against employees found to have been responsible for power outages in Johannesburg, warns City Power.

What City Power hasn’t told you

2013-09-09 12:20

City Power Johannesburg's latest quarterly and annual reports contain some shocking revelations, says James-Brent Styan.

City Power, police probe outages

2013-09-07 19:20

Investigations continue to identify employees responsible for cutting the power supply around Johannesburg, City Power says.

Power back on at Mandela house

2013-09-07 16:00

The electricity at former president Nelson Mandela's home in Houghton, north of Johannesburg, has been restored, City Power says.

City Power meets with unions over strike

2013-09-07 12:59

City Power has met with two unions over an unprotected strike by some employees.

Power returning to Johannesburg

2013-09-07 07:23

Electricity has been fully restored to the Randburg central business district and to Lyndhurst on Johannesburg City Power says.

Power sabotage was 'terrorism' - MEC

2013-09-06 19:13

The actions of employees involved in turning off power at sub-stations around the city is equal to terrorism, Gauteng Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko says.

Power restored to Houghton and Melville

2013-09-06 13:29

Power has been fully restored to areas including Houghton and Melville, while other parts of Johannesburg could be left in the dark over the weekend, City Power says.

Joburg power sabotaged: City Power

2013-09-05 21:36

City Power is blaming the widespread blackouts in Johannesburg on sabotage, saying one substation appeared to have been tampered with.

Jhb power cuts could last 3 days

2013-09-05 12:00

Widespread power failures on the West Rand and in northern Johannesburg could take up to three days to resolve, City Power says.

City Power refutes overcharging claims

2013-08-02 14:51

City Power has denied that consumers in Johannesburg are paying 15% more for electricity than they should, a report says.

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