This serves to continue to update residents and businesses that theft and vandalism of our electricity infrastructure continue unabated. Transformer oil has just been stolen from one of our mini substations, leading to power outages, which has affected the following areas:
  • Cnr Mbeki/Heystek – 500kva
  • Cnr Heystek/Kock – 200kva
  • College ms- 315Kva
  • Scheiding ms 2 – 315Kva
  • Scheiding 87ms – 315Kva
  • Cnr Beyers Naude/Heystek 315Kva
  • Bethlehem 179 ms – 500kva
  • Cnr Bosch/O. Tambo – 200kva
  • Wimpy ms-315Kva
Our electrical engineers inform us that only two transformers can be repaired per day. It takes manufacturers eight days to manufacture transformer oil. To ensure continued provision of electricity, we have ordered extra transformer oil, which will be delivered tomorrow (28 August 2021). This means that at the pace at which these dubious acts of theft and vandalism continue like this, our communities will find themselves in complete power outages frequently and for long periods.
We therefore appeal once again to our communities to help us by reporting these criminal activities at their nearest police stations, or on the following Municipality’s numbers:
  • 064 7551 009
  • 084 079 4877
  • 074 327 3041
  • 064 190 7785
Let us love our city, join in the war against theft and vandalism of our infrastructure.
Issued by the Communications Unit: Rustenburg Local Municipality