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Alberton's power back on

2013-02-26 18:15

Johannesburg - The power supply has been restored in Alberton following recurring problems at the Truida Road substation, the Ekurhuleni municipality said on Tuesday.

"The municipality started switching the power back [on] late in the evening yesterday [Monday], phasing in area after area," said spokesperson Sam Modiba.

"We are equally relieved, together with affected customers, that we were able to finally restore supply."

Modiba said the restoration of power supply was an interim measure and meant that the supply was only about 70% reliable.

Parts of Alberton have been without electricity since Saturday because of damaged circuit breakers.

He said work to revamp the substation was underway.

"The municipality has made an undertaking that by end of March the substation will be as good as new."

Comments
  • ralph.gibson.96 - 2013-02-26 18:38

    Pathetic, like most services in South Afrika

  • Sharon Bothma - 2013-02-26 19:30

    Parts of Alberton have been without power since last week Tuesday not Saturday!

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2013-02-26 22:13

    Not only Alberton,the whole country.

  • Estelle van der Westhuizen - 2013-02-27 10:09

    Who will refund people that suffered loss of income for their businesses?I know of friends that had to throw meat etc away, not everyone has generators and so on.

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