Local Government

Johannesburg power cuts could last three days

“We are currently experiencing power outages as a result of the strike, we have not been able to timeously attend to calls, resulting in a service backlog in these areas,” it said in a statement.

A few hundred City Power staff downed tools on Wednesday afternoon because they were unhappy about a new shift system the power distributor was implementing.

City Power said that the strike was not union-led. Unions had signed an agreement on the new shifts in May.

“We are doing our best to restore power in the affected areas, with the assistance of contractors. Nevertheless, we expect that full restoration is likely to take two to three days.” Read on TimesLIVE >

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