It is time to take back your power

Sign the petition calling for immediate action to be taken to end the constant blackouts in the City of Ekurhuleni.

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Enough is enough! Residents and businesses across the City of Ekurhuleni are subjected to crippling electricity outages on a weekly basis.

In fact, the City of Ekurhuleni suffers from 1 570 unplanned power outages a day!

The city must get its house in order.

We, the residents of the City of Ekurhuleni call for the following immediate action to fix the situation:

  • The portfolio committee of COGTA in Parliament must investigate why the City of Ekurhuleni cannot provide proper electrical maintenance after hours due to exceeding the overtime allowance permitted.
  • The Committee must also ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni has enough qualified staff to deliver services.
  • The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) must conduct an immediate forensic audit of the Ekurhuleni Electricity Department in order to determine whether the Metro has transgressed any of its license requirements.
  • All vacant postswithin the Electricity Department must be filled immediately, as the Department is currently operating on a 70% staffing level.
  • All electricians and technicians must immediately provide “tools of trade” so that they can provide a service to the residents of City of Ekurhuleni.
  • The Parliamentary Portfolio Committees on COGTA, Energy and Public Enterprises must investigate the electricity crisiswithin the City of Ekurhuleni.
  • Eskom, insofar as it is responsible for the supply and maintenance of electricity to the metro, must fulfil its obligations fully and timeously.

Sign the petition to show your support.

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Enough is enough! Residents and businesses across the City of Ekurhuleni are subjected to crippling electricity outages on a weekly basis.

In fact, the City of Ekurhuleni suffers from 1 570 unplanned power outages a day!

The city must get its house in order.

We, the residents of the City of Ekurhuleni call for the following immediate action to fix the situation:

  • The portfolio committee of COGTA in Parliament must investigate why the City of Ekurhuleni cannot provide proper electrical maintenance after hours due to exceeding the overtime allowance permitted.
  • The Committee must also ensure that the City of Ekurhuleni has enough qualified staff to deliver services.
  • The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) must conduct an immediate forensic audit of the Ekurhuleni Electricity Department in order to determine whether the Metro has transgressed any of its license requirements.
  • All vacant postswithin the Electricity Department must be filled immediately, as the Department is currently operating on a 70% staffing level.
  • All electricians and technicians must immediately provide “tools of trade” so that they can provide a service to the residents of City of Ekurhuleni.
  • The Parliamentary Portfolio Committees on COGTA, Energy and Public Enterprises must investigate the electricity crisiswithin the City of Ekurhuleni.
  • Eskom, insofar as it is responsible for the supply and maintenance of electricity to the metro, must fulfil its obligations fully and timeously.

Sign the petition to show your support.