Western Cape areas are without electricity due to inclement weather

Published Jul 11, 2024


As the inclement weather continues to wreak havoc across the Western Cape, Eskom confirmed that more than 25 000 Eskom customers across the Western Cape have been left without power.

In a statement, the utility said the electricity network remained vulnerable due to the extreme weather conditions.

“The electricity network remains vulnerable as parts of the Western Cape province continues to experience gale-force winds, heavy rain and flooding after the South African Weather Service issued a level 8 warning for (today),” said Eskom.

Affected areas include:

  • Botrivier and surrounding farms
  • De Doorns and Touws River
  • Driftsands
  • Parts of Khayelitsha
  • Betty’s Bay, Kleinmond and Rooi Els
  • Malmesbury, Middleton, Riebeek West and surrounding farms
  • Rawsonville surrounding farms
  • Parts of Sir Lowry’s Pass and surrounding farms
  • Piketberg surrounding farms
  • Snake Park in Grabouw
  • Somerset West surrounding farms
  • Sutherland and Roggeveld
  • Swartberg in Laingsburg
  • Wolseley

“In some areas, the severe weather conditions have created major challenges for Eskom technicians trying to get access to these faults, which will affect restoration operations.

“Eskom will monitor these situations closely, and resume restoration efforts to these areas as soon as it is safe for technicians to do so.

“Eskom urges customers to remain patient during this difficult time and apologises for any inconvenience caused,” the utility said.

Cape Times