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    Power shutdown to JBay today

    The electricity supply to the whole of Jeffreys Bay will be interrupted today, Tuesday, 25 October, from 7:30am to 5pm. The interruption is necessary for new installation work and planned maintenance. The shutdown is subject to inclement weather, with the alternative date being set as Thursday, 27 October. Residents are reminded to treat all electrical […]

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    No power in JBay on Easter Sunday

    The entire Kouga region is without electricity after a fault on the main line caused an outage around midnight. At this stage it is not known what caused the problem, nor exactly where the fault occurred. Eskom is working on the problem and the latest update is that power is expected to be restored around […]

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    The JBay power failure – what actually happened

    The power failure that brought Jeffreys Bay to a standstill and caused holidaymakers to leave for greener pastures is probably the biggest disaster to ever hit the town. The Kouga Municipality released this statement explaining what happened: 1. The electricity supply to Jeffreys Bay was interrupted at about 11am on Saturday, 27 December. On investigation […]

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    Disaster strikes Jeffreys Bay

    Well into the third day without power, sewage spills on the beaches, retailers unable to trade and concerns that certain suburbs will run out of water has ensured a bleak holiday time for Jeffreys Bay. A power line that went down on Saturday morning caused a major power failure in JBay over the weekend with […]

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    Power failure due to fault on main line to JBay

    Jeffreys Bay is without power due to a fault on the main line that supplies the town with electricity. According to the Kouga Municipality, the fault is expected to be rectified in about three hours time. Retailers in the town are unfortunately losing sales if they do not have generators to supply their shops with […]

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    Electricity interruption tomorrow in western suburbs of JBay

    The electricity supply in Jeffreys Bay will be interrupted on Thursday 25 September, from 13:00 to 16:00 to allow for repairs to be done to a metering unit at Marina Martinique. The affected suburbs are: – Paradise Beach – Aston Bay – Pellsrus – Tokyo Sexwale – Ocean View Residents are reminded to treat all […]

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    Eskom begins with load shedding

    The power failure in Jeffreys Bay this morning was due to unexpected load shedding from Eskom. Power was restored at around 10.30 am. The power will be off in Humansdorp, and possibly St Francis and Cape St Francis, from 14:00 to 16:30. Meanwhile, Eskom has officially announced that load shedding will begin from 9am today, […]

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    Power shutdown in JBay

    The Kouga Municipality has advised that there will be an emergency electricity shut-down today from 14:00 to 16:00 to the following areas: Paradise Beach, Aston Bay, Pellsrus, Ocean View, Tokyo Sexwale and surrounding farm areas. The shut-down is necessary to replace a current transformer that is malfunctioning.

  • Fault on Main Power line causes failure

    Jeffreys bay was plunged into darkness last night due to a fault on the main power line near the Melkbos sub station. “The line tripped at around 6 pm last night and the Kouga Municipality’s Electrical division immediately responded to the problem”, said DA Councillor Brenton Williams. “When the line trips, the root cause must […]

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