Cape Town areas to face 14-hour electricity disruption on Tuesday

The City of Cape Town Electricity Generation and Distribution Department will conduct critical electricity upgrades in Newlands and surrounding areas.

The maintenance will start from 6:00 – 20:00 on Tuesday, 4 June and will be carried out on Thursday, 13 June.


The City of Cape Town said the electricity upgrades to the Newlands Main Substation will affect residents in parts of Newlands and surrounding areas. 

The metro municipality said that supply will be interrupted due to the complex nature of the infrastructure work. In addition, the restoration time may be delayed by a few hours. 

“Our teams will work quickly to complete all upgrades within the communicated times,” the municipality said. 

Additionally, the City of Cape Town said in an event that power is not restored within communicated timeframes, residents are advised to check the official communication channels. These include the municipality’s social media channels, or contact the call centre before logging a service request in relation to the planned upgrade work. 


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Source: City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town said electricity supply could be restored at any time and customers must treat all electrical installations as live for the full duration of the interruption.

“Residents are encouraged to switch off appliances as a precaution and to avoid damage caused by power surges when the power comes back on.”

City of Cape Town will carry out essential and critical electricity infrastructure upgrades. Image: Pixabay


In addition to the electricity upgrades, parts of Cape Town will experience a 10-hour water supply disruption due to planned maintenance by the Water and Sanitation Directorate.

The maintenance is scheduled from 8:00 – 18:00 on Tuesday, 4 June.

In a statement, the City of Cape Town said zero-pressure tests (ZPT) and conditional assessments will be done on the water supply network in the following areas:

Polkadraai and Zevenwacht – Blackheath – Tuesday, 4 June 2024, from 10:00 until 17:00.

Joe Slovo, Phoenix, Centurion Business Park – Milnerton – Wednesday, 5 June 2024, from 9:00 until 17:00.

Voelvlei, Sarepta, Oakdene, Kalkfontein and Gersham – Kuils River – Thursday, 6 June 2024, from 10:00 until 17:00.

Bizweni (Somerset West)- Thursday, 6 June 2024, from 10:00 until 17:00.

The City of Cape Town also urged residents to store enough drinking water in advance in clean, sealed containers for use during this period. Water tankers will be roaming through the affected areas to provide water for domestic consumption.

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