NEWS BULLETIN: PLANNED POWER OUTAGE WITHIN SPRINGS AREA “Due to urgent maintenance work, the power supply will be switched off on Thursday, 16 July 2020 from 08:00 until 18:00: Please note that the following areas will be affected:
  • New Era
  • Wright Park
  • Pollak Park
  • Dal Fouché
  • Fulcrum
  • Springs Ext.
  • Reedville
  • As well as Fulcrum / Dal Fouché / Rietfontein Reservoirs
  Work to restore power will be undertaken with the intention of restoring power to the affected area. No guarantee can however be given that this deadline will be met. Work will however continue until the urgent maintenance work has been completed. All Electrical Networks, Equipment shall be regarded as being electrically alive at all times while the maintenance is performed. The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality apologizes for any inconvenience caused. Please take note that the planned activities will include Transformer Maintenance and Testing  / NEC Tests  and Switchgear Maintenance at the JVA Substation.    
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‘Locked Down’ Trade Environment

SACCI Media Release April 2020 Trade Conditions Survey Embargo:  11:30 on Thursday, 14 May 2020 In April 2020, the strict lockdown regulations owing to Covid-19 took effect and outpaced the recessionary economic conditions. Trade conditions were badly affected and called for extra-ordinary efforts by businesses to keep afloat. The seasonally adjusted Trade Activity Index (TAI) declined by 11 points to 26 in April 2020 while ... Read More
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Updated COVID-19 Regulations

1)    Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID - 19 issued out by the Department of Transport in terms of regulation 4(7) of the Regulations issued in terms of the Disaster Management Act. 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). These directions were issued out on 01 May 2020. 2)    Amendment of Directive by the minister of Employment and Labour in terms of Regulation 10 (8) of the regulations issued by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in terms of Section 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). 3)    Directions on the Risk – Adjusted Strategy for the Communications and Digital Technologies Sector under Regulation 4(10) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (ACT No.57 of 2002). These Directions apply in addition to the existing restrictions and rules that are in place across all sectors and alert levels including COVID -19 health protocols and sanitisation requirements.  Should you have any queries in this regard you are requested to please submit to Nozizwe Ndhlovu at SACCI. Email: Tel No:  011 446-3800 Department of Communications and Digital Technologies - Directions on the Risk adjusted Strategy   Department of Employment and Labour Amended COVID - 19 TERS 2020   Department of Transport - Regulations - 01 May 2020    
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As received from Ekurhuleni: 

All customers that are currently  connected on the New Era Substation will be disconnected today at 13h00 for approximately 4 hours.  The reason for the disconnection is to cut  and swing the 22KV cable into the new RMU’s in order to make provision for additional customer to be included on the temporary supply.  
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Update on the work to repair the burnt Springs Bulk JVA Sub-Station

19 February 2020 Media Release:


Ekurhuleni technicians are working around the clock to effect repairs and replacements on the damaged components following the fire that engulfed the Springs Bulk JVA 132/22kV Sub-station on Sunday, 16 February 2020 at about 4PM. The prompt response from the city’s energy department saw areas such Casseldale, the Central Business District (CBD), Bakerton, Strubenvale, Nuffield 1, Everest, Gugulethu, Selection Park and Springs Mall being restored immediately on Sunday. The Energy department is working on establishing the cause of the fire, while technicians are continuously assessing other existing alternative power supplies to restore more areas that are currently off. On Tuesday, 18 February, power supply to the New Era and Rietfontein water reservoirs was fully restored. Some residential areas that are back on include; Reedville, Dalfouche, Wright Park, New Estates, Springs Extension and Far East Rand hospital. Currently technicians are on site caring out preparatory work for installation of temporary supply to restore power to all customers. Furthermore, large power users may soon be requested to reduce their consumption in order to enable the city to sufficiently supply other customers during this emergency period. Residents are warned to treat all electrical installations as live at all times. The City of Ekurhuleni apologises for any inconvenience caused.


For more information, media may contact Spokesperson Themba Gadebe on 011 999 1522 / 064 230 6559 or

Issued by   Nhlanhla Cebekhulu Divisional Head: Communication and Media Relations City of Ekurhuleni Department; Communications and Brand Management Address; 47 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, 2007 Tel; 011 999 0067 Website; Facebook; City of Ekurhuleni Twitter; @City_Ekurhuleni  
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Dear Chamber Members Please be advised that the Chamber office will be closed from TUESDAY, 17 DECEMBER 2019, and will re-open on MONDAY, 06 JANUARY 2020. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valued support during 2019 and wishes you and your family a happy Festive Season and a Prosperous New Year.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Please find below an information from Dr Ashesh I Ranchod, X-RAY Department Netcare N17 Hospital, which is a member of the Chamber, to attend a free lecture in support of breast cancer Awareness month.

Venue:  Springs Community Centre (opposite Presbyterian Church), 1A 7th Street, Springs North, CBD Date:   9 November 2019 Time:  9h30 for 10.00 am till 11.00 am Q & A Session to follow The lecture is free in support of breast cancer Awareness month Refreshments will be available RSVP is essential for catering purposes RSVP:  X-RAY Department @Netcare N17 Springs Private Hospital 011 815 2814/6409 (open 24 hours) Before or on 6 November 2019

There will also be a raffle draw at the venue, with lots of exciting prizes which includes free full Mammograms & breast Sonars.

National Radiology Services Inc.

The X-Ray Department at Netcare N17 Springs Private Hospital is also offering a 20% discount on all Mammograms and Breast Sonars.

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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