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Work underway to restore supply to Bothaville and Khotsong
TUESDAY, 04 DECEMBER 2018: Yesterday’s fire at Bothaville Munic Substation resulted in extensive damage to the substation’s control room. The fire erupted at 14:00 on Monday, 03 December 2018, when an 11 kV breaker exploded.
Eskom managed to back-feed supply to rural lines but Bothaville and Khotsong are still affected.
Our technicians are working non-stop to restore supply and, if all goes according to plan, the work should be completed this afternoon.
Eskom apologises for the inconvenience and urges those affected to be patient while supply is being restored.
Electricity supply can be switched on without notice. Customers are therefore reminded to treat all electrical sockets and appliances as live and dangerous.
For more information and updates, customers can contact the Eskom Contact Centre on 08600 ESKOM (08600 37566).