THREE things you need to know this week!
As always, we’re highlighting important announcements that may impact your day-to-day life. Here are THREE brief updates you need to know this week!
SANDTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Prepare for many more years of load shedding; Sector 2 crime meeting; and Joburg Water IS safe to drink.
Prepare for many years of Eskom load-shedding
“South Africa should prepare for “years of gloom” and citizens must start stockpiling candles and torches, thanks to what lies ahead at Eskom,” says a My Broadband article earlier this week.
This follows a sobering report in the Sunday Times that asserts that Eskom’s load-shedding and financial problems “could drag the country into a death spiral”.
The article continues to say that “Eskom needs to spend billions of rand on maintenance in 2019 and has promised that load-shedding will subside by March, but the report quoted energy analyst Ted Blom who said coal shortages will continue until 2025.”
The result? It might be time to invest in a generator, if you haven’t already! Also download this load shedding app so you are the first to know about load shedding in YOUR area.
Heads up Sector 2 people – you want to attend this!
If you live in Sector 2, Sandton – Bryanston; Klevehill Park; Lonehill; Paulshof; Petervale; Rietfontein; and River Club – then you don’t want to miss this Sandton CPF meeting on Thursday. This is the perfect opportunity to hear about the latest crime tactics, statistics and ways to stay safe!
Date: Thursday 6 December
Address: St Michael’s Church, 73 Mount Street, Bryanston
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Joburg Water IS safe to drink!
Johannesburg Water has noted the WhatsApp messages that have been doing the rounds, It would like to reassure the public that it has not received any formal complaint, the source of this information cannot be traced, and there has been no report of a sewer burst in the area that has been mentioned.
Their laboratory teams are reportedly on standby to test the water as soon as they establish the exact location, or the said radio station can provide them with more information.
Please report anything suspicious in our water systems through the following channels:
Email – email@example.com
Twitter – @JHBWater
Facebook – Johannesburg Water
Tel – 011 375 5555