Randburg power supply will return after refuelling, as Eskom announced that more than 10,000 litres of stolen oil had been refuelled at a major substation following a series of vandalism incidents that resulted in the theft of multiple cables and thousands of litres of oil from the transformers, as per Eyewitness News.
Despite efforts to protect the infrastructure, the power utility faces rampant criminality at its stations, with vital electricity infrastructure under attack at substations across the province.
Johannesburg City Power said that the loss of revenue and increased replacement of infrastructure at substations cost it and Eskom millions of rands, with almost R200 million spent to replace stolen cables in 2022 alone.
According to City Power, the theft at its stations had a domino effect that impacted healthcare, education facilities, and businesses.
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