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Load Reduction – Gauteng

Thursday, 06 January 2022: Eskom is implementing load reduction from 05:00 – 09:00 (tomorrow morning, Friday, 07 January 2022) to avoid network overloading in high density areas.

Below is a list of some parts of affected areas:

Main areaSub areas
BenoniAlbertina, Bluegum View, Breswol AH, Chris Hani, Citicon, Daveyton,  Emaphupheni, Etwatwa,Mandela Park, Masetjhaba View, Old Etwatwa East & Wattville.
Brakpan & NigelWhole of Duduza Township Tsakane Extensions 1, 5,11,16,17,19,20 & 21.
VaalAlthea AH, Boipatong, Boitumelo, De Deur/Walkerville, De Deur Estates, Drieziek, Evaton Central, Evaton North, Evaton West, Helderstrome AH, Homestead Apple Orchards AH, Ironsdale AH, Kanana Park, Lakeside Estates, Lakeside, Orange Farm, Orchards AH,  Sebokeng Unit 8, Sebokeng Zones 3,7,12,13,14,16,17&19, Small Farms, Stretford, Sharpeville, Tshepiso, Van Der Westhuizenhoogte AH and Walkers Fruit farms SH & AH
VosloorusVosloorus Ext 2.

During the load reduction implementation, customers are urged to switch off all their electrical appliances to avoid possible damage due to power surges when supply returns.  Failure to do so may lead to transformer trips or failures, and damages to household appliances when supply is restored. 

Please do not report this outage. 

Communities are encouraged to report meter bypasses, illegal connections and vandalism of the electricity infrastructure on the Eskom Crime-Line number: 0800 11 27 22.


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