Wednesday, 27 July 2022: Essential services in Sebokeng, in the Vaal are without supply following a transformer trip at the Sebokeng substation yesterday around 21:00. Eskom is working on repairs and supply restoration to the essential services and all affected customers in Sebokeng. The electricity supply to essential services and certain zones was restored after a fire at the Sebokeng substation last Monday, 18 July 2022. The transformer trip happened while Eskom is repairing and replacing the damaged equipment after the extensive fire at the substation.
The fire at the substation caused a major shutdown (supply interruption) to major parts of Sebokeng. The power utility is implementing a temporary measure to supply electricity to Polokong, Sebokeng Zones 16, 17, 18, 21 and 24 and parts of Zone 10 on a rotational basis. However, Eskom is unable to provide supply to Golden Gardens using alternative methods due to the way the network is configured. Eskom is aware and apologises for the inconvenience caused to all customers without electricity due to occurrences at the substation. Eskom teams are working around the clock to restore supply and normalise operations in Sebokeng. It is now estimated that supply will be restored on Friday, 29 July 2022. Eskom initially estimated that supply could be restored within three to four days however, the magnitude of the damages has impacted the scope of work.