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26 Jul 2019 | 09:46 AM UTC

South Africa: Power outage likely in Johannesburg

South Africa News Alert

Power outage likely in Johannesburg in the coming days due to cold temperatures and ransomware attack

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Johannesburg


Power outages are likely in Johannesburg over the coming days, as City Power - the municipal body in charge of powering Johannesburg - warned on Wednesday, July 24, of potential strain on the network due to cold temperatures. Furthermore, on Thursday, July 25, City Power announced it had been affected by a ransomware attack, which could affect some of its services along with its ability to manage outages. It remains unclear when the situation will be resolved. Related protests cannot be ruled out. 


Individuals in Johannesburg are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, and keep battery-operated devices fully charged whenever possible.


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