Public Notice – POWER OUTAGE IN PART OF THE CBD – 07 May 2024



Polokwane Municipality is currently addressing a power outage caused by a miniature substation (mini-sub) that has caught fire in the central business district (CBD).


Municipal fire and rescue services team is working at the corner of Grobler and Landros Mare Streets to manage the situation.


While the fire has been extinguished, municipal electrical team is assessing the extent of damage and estimating the timeframe for repairs and restoration of power supply.


In the interest of safety, the municipality advises all affected businesses and other users to treat all electrical wiring as live and to switch off all appliances until power supply is fully restored to avoid injury and damage.


Additionally, motorists are urged to treat affected traffic lights as stop signs for the duration of this downtime.


Polokwane Municipality apologises for the inconvenience caused. Cooperation of all affected customers is greatly appreciated as the municipality works to resolve this issue and restore normalcy to the affected areas.



Issued by Communications and Marketing Unit