As a cold front sweeps through the region, there has been a surge in electricityrelated service requests. The residents are advised to prepare for the cold, damp, and blustery conditions that are expected to persist over the weekend. The inclement weather can further worsen power service issues, leading to a rise in demand for assistance.
The Western Cape Government is bracing itself for a challenging winter season, made worse by cold weather and extended load shedding. During a Disaster Management Centre briefing, Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs, and Development Planning, emphasized the importance of readiness in the face of these challenges.