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Planned Electrical Interruption: MacDougall Substation – 5 & 6 December 2020

UPDATE: R31 MacDougall Substation
02/12/2020 – 15:00

Due to vandalism at our MacDougall Street Substation on the R31, essential repairs and maintenance will be conducted on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2020 between 0800 and 1700.

PLEASE NOTE that only the medical facilities namely;
Gariep and Mental Hospital including the Careline Clinic will be affected by the repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Residents are kindly notified of a planned Electrical Interruption on 5 & 6 December 2020 between 08:00 and 17:00 for maintenance work / improvements to be made on the Macdougall Substation. This interruption will only affect areas serviced by the MacDougall Substation.

We advise residents to treat all appliances as “live” as power can be restored at any time.

We apologise and regret the inconvenience that we may cause you.

Info via Sol Plaatje Municipality

Message from Ward 25 Councillor, Ockert Fourie:

Good evening all members and residents. Please note that the power supply from the MacDougall Substation will only affect 3 institutions ie. the Gariep Hospital, and the 2 other nearby hospitals and that the repairs to the Substation may be completed by Saturday, so, no cause for concern.



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