Eskom Power System Emergency

Eskom Power System Emergency has been declared: 15 April 2015, 06h00 to 22h00

Rustenburg Local Municipality will participate by loadshedding at their Stage 2 from 14h00  to 22 00 or earlier if advised to do so by Eskom Regional Control Centre.


Monday, 13 April 2015
Magalies Water will experience interruptions in the water purification process due to an emergency Plant 3 shut down at the Vaalkop Water Treatment Plant.  This is necessary to carry out emergency maintenance repairs on the 800DN raw water pipeline.  The work has been scheduled as follows:
Date: 14 April 2015
Duration: 08h00 to 12h00
The shutdown means the Vaalkop Water Treatment Plant will not be running at full capacity during this period.
The following consumers may experience water supply interruptions:

Eskom Power System Alert Warning:

13 April 2015, 10h25 to 22h00. The power system is severely constrained. Should we experience further technical problems and the loss of an additional 600 MW, Eskom may need to implement load shedding and/or load curtailment. Please switch off all non-essential equipment. We appeal to all to participate in the demand response to avoid having to declare an emergency or invoke load shedding and/or load curtailment.


Electricity supply interruption –Industrial sub-station

9 April 2015

A faulty load control switch was experienced on Thursday, 9th April 2015, at about 17:10, at the Industrial sub-station resulting in total black-out until about 03:00am on Friday, 10th April 2015, in the following areas:

• Zinniaville
• Inner city/CBD
• Rustenburg Noord
• Cashan (all extensions)
• Safarituine (all extensions)
• Protea Park (all extensions)