Eskom to Restore Power in North West Province

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South Africa’s Eskom has committed to restoring power in various areas of the North West Province by the end of the business day. This comes after an explosion at the Mahikeng main sub-station in Golfview caused power outages in several parts of the Mahikeng Local Municipality. The affected areas include Golfview, Riviera Park, Mahikeng CBD, Danville, Majemantsho, Dihatshwane, and Mosiane View.

Mobile Infrastructure Unit Deployed

Eskom has deployed a mobile infrastructure unit, the Mobile Switch Gear, to connect power to the affected areas. In addition, other areas connected to alternate power supplies will also be connected to this unit. The company has also initiated the process of rebuilding the damaged infrastructure.

Premier Expresses Gratitude

North West Premier Kaobitsa Bushy Maape has expressed his gratitude towards Eskom for their swift efforts in addressing the power outage issue. He hopes that the restored electricity would help normalize the lives of the affected residents. The premier acknowledged the difficulties faced by residents during the power outage and commended their patience and understanding throughout the ordeal.

Residents Advised to Avoid Tampering with Infrastructure

Authorities have advised residents to avoid tampering with the electricity infrastructure and report any such incidents directly to the relevant authorities. The cause of the explosion remains unknown, and a local police investigation is currently underway. The provincial government has requested Eskom to keep the residents informed of any further developments related to the explosion and the ongoing investigation.

Contact Information

For inquiries, residents can contact Sello Tatai at 064 756 2510 or 082 450 7842, or email him at Brian Setswambung can be contacted at 076 012 4501 or via email at

Staying Informed

Residents are encouraged to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of others in the community. By working together with the authorities and Eskom, the people of North West Province can overcome this challenging time and return to normalcy as soon as possible.

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