City Power apologises for unscheduled outage

The country's biggest trade union federations are calling on government and Eskom to suspend the multi-billion rand contracts with independent power producers.

JOHANNESBURG - City Power has apologised to consumers following unplanned outages.

UPDATE: Eskom moves load-shedding to stage 4

Several areas in Johannesburg were left without power when a high-voltage power line feeding most City Power substations tripped.

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Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the current load-shedding as a national crisis.