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Eskom working around the clock on damages affecting Bedfordview substation

Wednesday, 1 December 2021:  Eskom is continuing to work around the clock to fast-track repairs to damages caused during attempted cable theft which resulted in outages to customers of the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) in Bedfordview. Construction work that entails digging stretches of trenches that will be supported (often referred to as shoring) to prevent the walls from collapsing and ensure employees’ safety during work has already commenced.

As previously indicated, due to the extent of damages caused by the attempted cable theft and vandalism of back-feeding oil-filled cables and electricity infrastructure, it is still estimated that supply could be restored within four to five days.  Eskom is accelerating the repair process to ensure that supply is restored to the Bedfordview substation as speedily as possible.

CoE customers are advised to contact the municipality directly for all their electricity-related enquiries. The municipality can be contacted on telephone number: 0860 543 000, or the City’s website: or their customer contact centres.


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