The Polokwane Municipality have announced update that they are experiencing an electricity outage that is affecting certain areas.

“The maintenance team is experiencing difficulties with the repairs on the faulty cable,” they said in a statement.

“There are water pipes and rocks that are making digging difficult.

“The repairs are going to take longer than anticipated. However, the team is doing all possible to get the power switched on as early as possible,” they said.

The system supplying the area is experiencing 11kv faults on the cable. It was on Sunday reported that it is estimated that supply would be restored before midnight.


The areas affected are Bodenstein, Biccard, Hans van Rensburg, Thabo Mbeki, Rabe Streets and surroundings.

Polokwane affected by Electricity outage
Polokwane affected by Electricity outage

The affected areas are advised to treat all electrical wiring as live during the outage and to switch off all appliances to avoid injury and damage when supply is restored.

The Polokwane municipality has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

Electrical Helpline: 015 290 2490 Whatsapp: 083 824 9886 Municipal Call Center: 015 290 2000 /2458 / 015 023 50.