Update,15 June, 13.30pm:
Eskom has declared stage 1 load shedding which started at 11:45 and will end at 9pm tonight.
This comes as a result of industrial action currently affecting constrained power supply at Eskom.
Despite the City receiving assurances that power generation would be secured, Eskom’s contingency measures failed.
For the City of Johannesburg customers, City Power will follow a load shedding schedule that residents are advised to follow.
City Power will continue updating customers throughout the day as and when new information becomes available.
Update, 15 June, 7.50am:
Residents continue to report power outages this morning, hours after Eskom last night, 14 June, claimed that all power was restored by 8.25pm. Some residents say they have been without power for more than 24 hours.
My sister has just informed me that power is still off in Rivonia. Why? At least be gracious & let people know. Your social media team is useless.
— Justin Howes (@Howes_Justin) June 15, 2018
Our Power in Naledi, Dumelang Street is yet to be restored. In fact we need technicians to come fix the circuits that have triped. This will be day 3 without electricity. Day 3!!!
— Keletso (@PlumJuiceShoes) June 15, 2018
Aaa you guys we still dont have electricity in Kaalfontein Midrand,since Tuesday come on now
— LONGRICH0834523907 (@WitnaSkye) June 15, 2018
Still no electricity in Linbro
— Mohammed Laher (@larry_bones) June 15, 2018
Still no Electricity in Marlboro Gardens since 8am yesterday!!!
— Aisha Jassat (@Aisha_Jassat) June 15, 2018
We still have no power in Parkmore Sandton since 8:45am yesterday. Please can you give an update on when Power will be restored. Thks
— Robyn Gray (@robsoakley) June 15, 2018
This is incorrect. Still no power in Edenburg Rivonia for last 18 hours.
— Val Wiggett (@valwiggett) June 15, 2018
Update, 14 June, 9pm:
Eskom has taken to social media to report that electricity has been restored in all areas. However, residents have responded in frustration as it seems many areas are still without power.
Electricity has been restored in all areas.@Eskom_SA would like to thank you for helping us keeping the power system stable.
Please continue to use electricity sparingly and to switch off non-essential appliances.@Eskom_SA apologises for any inconvenience caused.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) June 14, 2018
Residents have expressed their frustration in response to Eskom’s tweet as many are still without power:
Still no electricity in parts of Morningside.
— Maruping Mangwedi (@Maru_123) June 14, 2018
Just delete this tweet. Seriously.
— Andrew Mills (@Charlie_Mills) June 14, 2018
Except for where your striking people damaged the stations. Parkmore is still in the bloody dark since 9am
— Linda Mnaphi (@El_tee23) June 14, 2018
Lucky we not hosting the Soccer world cup, this year
— 2Kool (@Century6712) June 14, 2018
Parts of Rivonia and Bryanston still have no power!
— Bronwen (@1Bronwen) June 14, 2018
Linbro park is still without power. Eskom have lied to us. They said they would help and now they won't. F…. liars!!!!
— erika field (@funkyfield) June 14, 2018
Still no power in Edenburg Rivonia since 9am. Stop Lying!!
— green T (@greenbiz_za) June 14, 2018
Randburg dead as a door nail.
— TrendSmith (@jeanventer) June 14, 2018
Still dark city in Soweto – Protea Glen.
— Khethiwe (@KhethiweZee) June 14, 2018
More LIES from eskom.
— Pieter-Samuel (@Dova_Sam) June 14, 2018
Lies!!no electricity in Germiston
— Mandisa Nene (@Lin_do5) June 14, 2018
We still don't have electricity in kagiso ext 14
— Daniel Diane (@DanDiane48) June 14, 2018
Still out in Lyme Park!
— Stuart Jackson (@Stuart_Jackson) June 14, 2018
All areas? Really? We don't have electricity since Saturday and it's been the same "after four hour's" can y'all stop playing
— Kgothatso Tshirumbula (@KTshirumbula) June 14, 2018
What a joke! The power has not been restored! Rivonia / Morningside with no electricity since 9am. At least tweet a correction!
— Natasha (@nsapry) June 14, 2018
Still no power in Derdepoort!!
— Sizakele Ramashetsa (@Cyzah01) June 14, 2018
Ext 5 Cosmo no electricity since 18:30pm
— Papa Ally (@TeffoA) June 14, 2018
Khulu Phasiwe, the spokesperson for Eskom, has confirmed on social media that there would be stage one load shedding tonight, 14 June, from 5.50pm to 8pm.
It is yet to be confirmed as to which areas will be affected. Eskom has reportedly urged residents to limit their electricity usage by switching off geysers, pool pumps, heaters and non-essential appliances within the above-mentioned peak period this evening.
Earlier, Eskom confirmed that there have been several incidents of road blockades, attacks on staff, and wilful damage of electricity infrastructure. As a result, all road coal deliveries have been stopped for security reasons.
According to Fin24, the national grid is under considerable pressure due to cold winter weather experienced throughout the week.
#PowerUpdate: Due to severe power constraints, Eskom will implement stage 1 of loadshedding from now (17:50) until 20:00. Acts of intimidation and sabotage have resulted in Eskom being unable to ensure uninterrupted power supply.
— Khulu Phasiwe (@KhuluPhasiwe) June 14, 2018
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According to a statement released on the Eskom Facebook and Twitter pages, the generation and distribution of electricity across Eskom’s network is constrained today due to the acts of sabotage and intimidation that characterise the current industrial action by members of the trade unions.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) June 14, 2018
Eskom confirmed that there have been several incidents of road blockades, attacks on staff, and wilful damage of electricity infrastructure. As a result, all road coal deliveries have been stopped for security reasons.
Coal deliveries by rail deliveries and conveyor belts still continue to operate, albeit at limited capacity.
The power stations that are worst affected by the industrial action are Hendrina, Camden, Kendal, and Arnot.
Eskom will continue to provide regular updates about the state of the power system through various media platforms.