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Treasury has said it will be allocating support funding to state-owned power utility Eskom to "help relieve the impact on electricity consumers". Government announced a wide-ranging support package for troubled state-owned power supplier Eskom on Sunday that will see it receive an equity injection and raise additional debt. Eskom, which supplies 95% of South Africa's electricity, has been struggling to meet growing demand, hobbled by years of underinvestment and ageing infrastructure.

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Planned Electricity Shut Down - 10-07-2014

Residents of  the suburbs of Roodepan, Midlands, Homevale, Learato Park, Jacksonville,  Homevale Extension and all surrounding areas are kindly notified by the Sol Plaatje municipality of a upcoming planned electricity shut down at the HA Morris Substation and Midlands Substation on Sunday 12th July 2014 which will start at 07:00 until 17:00.  The  electrical shutdown  will result in no supply in the above mentioned areas as our electrical department  will be connecting  new transformers to the electrical network and  this forms part of our upgrade of the electrical infrastructure. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience due to the upgrade which is very necessary. Residents are advised to treat all electrical points as “live” as the electricity supply could be restored before the scheduled time of 16:00

Damaged Distribution Box - Dingaan 09-07-2014

DingaanResident of Dingaan Hostels and Nkgare Street including the surrounding areas are currently without electricity after a distribution box was knocked over by an unknown vehicle in the early hours of this morning. Our team is busy with repairs which are expected to take some time because the damage is extensive. The alleged person responsible for the damage drove off and efforts are underway to trace him or her as there are several items that were left at the scene which could assist the police to identify the culprit of what appears to have been a white vehicle. For safety reasons, resident are advised to take precaution and treat the electrical appliances as though the electricity current is working normally. Anybody with information regarding this is asked to contact the police or the municipality.

South Africans to Experience Proper Winter

South Africans will be experiencing proper winter temperatures this weekend as cold front hits the Western Cape, The cold front which is expected to bring heavy rainfall, localised flooding, snow and strong winds, Temperatures are expected to drop below zero. We urge the public to be vigilant when making use of equipment to stay warm in this time, with such low temperatures the risk of accidental fires, possibly leading to injuries and fatalities are much higher.

In case of fires please contact the fire department first on 053 832 4211 other emergency numbers are as follows

Fire Department :053 832 4211
Ambulance (EMS) :053 802 9111
ER24 :084 124
Netcare :082 911
Police :10 111

 

Scheduled Electricity Shutdown 02/07/2014

Notice is hereby given by the Sol Plaatje municipality of a planned electricity shut down at the HA Morris Substation  next week  Monday,  07th  July 2014.  The  electrical shutdown  will result in no supply as our electrical department  will be connecting  new equipment to the electrical network and  this forms part of our upgrading of HA Morris and Midlands Substations. The areas that will be affected will include Homevale, Homestead, Homelite,  Roodepan,  Pescodia,  Homevalley including parts of Galeshewe like  Witdam area, Boikhutsong, Vergenoeg Extentions 9, 4 and 2. We apologise for the inconvenience due to the upgrade which is very necessary. Residents are advised to treat all electrical points as “live” because the electricity supply  could be restored before the scheduled time of 16:00. Together We Serve.

Water Update (Pipe Repair) 26-06-2014

Kindly be advised that the below repair work has been postponed to Sunday 29th June 2014 in the afternoon, we humbly apologise for the inconvenience.

Water Update (Pipe Repair) 25-06-2014

Kindly be informed that the Sol Plaatje Municipality will complete the process to conduct repairs on the burst pipe at Corner Lennox and Du Toitspan Road from 5am tomorrow, Thursday 26th of June 2014. As previously indicated, we experienced problems during the previous attempts to connect the two pipes with a Johnson Coupling, which still continued to leak despite this effort. The asbestos pipe will be replaced with a UPVC (plastic) pipe and water supply will be restored during the same period of the morning. This will result in no water supply during this period and a request is being made to all affected residents and businesses to make temporary preparations. The affected area still remains the Central Business District area mainly. Any other area that might experience burst pipes should contact the municipality as such might not be related to this repair work. As this surely create massive disruptions, the Sol Plaatje Municipality would like to apologise for the inconvenience.