Despatch town and Kouga municipality switched off for maintanance

JANUARY 23, 2016

As advised on Thursday, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality shut down electricity supply to almost the entire Despatch from 5am on Saturday morning to enable the emergency upgrade and refurbishment of supply lines to the area. Power is expected back around 11:30 am.

"Daleview, Reservoir Hills, Khayamnandi and the industrial area, should alternatively be fed from the San Souci substation on Saturday to soften the blow, should not be affected by the outage," the municipality said then.

"The reason for the disruption in supply, requested by Eskom, is to switch off the Kudu substation that supplies the entire Despatch with electricity, for the work to be done to ensure a more reliable and stable electricity supply.

Meanwhile, the Kouga Local Municipality is also switching off its municipal area for a similar reason.

According to Eskom, the interruption takes place also from 05:00am to 11:30am in order for maintenance/repair work to be done.

The affected towns are: Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Oyster Bay, Patensie, Hankey, Loerie and Thornhill.

Residents are advised to treat all connections as being live during the time period.