Council vows to reduce effects of load shedding

2008-01-31 00:00

THE Msunduzi Municipality has vowed to do everything in its power to minimise the negative effects of load shedding on city residents.

City manager Rob Haswell said the municipality sympathises with residents who have had their electricity cut off due to load shedding, only to have their water supply disturbed in the process.

“To top it all off several residents have complained about their refuse not being collected during this testing time,” said Haswell.

He said that in most instances council is informed of load shedding at short notice by Eskom, which has put the electricity department under an immense amount of pressure.

The municipality is currently meeting with large businesses to figure out solutions around the issue of load shedding, which has affected local companies.

“We cannot guarantee that after temporary solutions we come up with there will be no more load shedding, but we will do the best to minimise the impact for the short period for which we have to live with load shedding,” he said.

Waste removal services have also been galvanised by the municipality temporarily leasing additional waste vehicles. The municipality has had an inadequate and ageing fleet for years, making refuse collection in the city inefficient.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.