NOTICE: Cable fault leads to power failure in Sosh South

The City said its technicians were attending to the faults and it envisaged that power supply would be restored as soon as possible.

Some parts of Soshanguve South were still without power on Monday following a cable fault in the area.

The Tshwane metro said it was aware that residents of Plastic View in Soshanguve and surrounding areas were affected and that that three mini-substations had been shut down.

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It said its technicians were attending to the problem and it was envisaged power supply would be restored as soon as possible.

The following areas were affected:

– Plastic View

– Soshanguve Ext 5

– Soshanguve Ext 6

– Soshanguve Ext 7

Recently, parts of Mabopane and Soshanguve, were without electricity after a substation exploded, the metro said.

“It has been established that the blast was a result of [a] cable theft attempt,” it said in a statement.

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The explosion, which happened around 11:00 at the Soshanguve K section substation, left residents in sections K, M, H and F without power.

The explosion in the substation in IA tripping and cutting power supply to residents in sections IA, FF, DD and BB.

“Technicians have been hard at work and managed to back-feed substation IA,” Bokaba said.

Power was later restored to sections FF, DD, BB and IA.

The city urged other affected customers to report power failures by SMS.

“This can be done by SMSing the word power followed by your account number to 082-612-0333 or 44676. Power failures can also be reported by calling 012-358-9999 (choose the electricity option) or 080-1111-556.”

Consumers are advised to treat all electrical points as live during the outage.

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