A fire at the Khayisa Substation in Bryanston has left many residents without power, the residents have found the most amazing way to turn it around!

Bryanston residents have been without power since Sunday, after a fire broke out at the Khanyisa substation. In a press release made public on 22 May, Johannesburg City Power stated that their technicians were working round the clock to repair the substation.


The Bryanston community have come together & started the most incredible project, making the best out of a bad situation.

The residents have made a decision to give all their frozen foods away to the needy, before it spoils. If you have been affected by this power cut & want to join the movement please go to www.forgood.co.za to find a shelter that is in need of your frozen foods.


3 Tips for YOU if you’re sitting in the dark:

  • Get surge protection plugs.

Electrical sockets are supposed to provide a consistent voltage of electricity, and devices you plug into your power outlets depend on this. In this case, a power spike could occur and the voltage could suddenly increase. A sudden increase in current can damage electronics that are drawing power from the surging or spiking outlet. It could even render them completely inoperable, the increase in current having damaged them beyond repair.

  • Log your fault

Often you don’t feel the need to report your own house, because you assume everyone in the neighbourhood has done so, and its not necessary. Your house could have been missed on the map, and City Power may not realise that you are out. So please contact them & log your own house. You can contact them through their website www.citypower.co.za and twitter: @CityPowerjhb.

  • Start a Whatsapp group with your community

This is so handy, even when there isn’t a power outage. it’s great to stay in contact with your neighbours regarding anything that may have gone wrong… or hopefully right. This way, the residents are able to stay in contact & you will know if you’re the only one with/without power and a report can be filed if necessary.

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