Due to extreme cold weather conditions and high electricity demand‚ Johannesburg City Power said on Tuesday that it is experiencing network constraints.In the east‚ the city of Ekurhuleni has issued multiple notices of power outages. Bedfordview has no power due to overloading; Germiston and surrounding areas are currently experiencing a major power outage after a transformer blew; in Lambton‚ the metro said power would be restored at about 3pm.In Johannesburg‚ four major sub-stations within the city were affected. The power was disrupted this morning at the sub-stations at Hurlingham‚ Mondeor‚ Fort — which supplies electricity to Braamfontein and Parktown — as well as Klipfontein‚ which services Chloorkop and parts of Midrand.Power has been restored to most of these areas already.Sol Masolo‚ spokesperson for City Power‚ called on residents to reduce electricity demand by switching off geysers during the day when there is no need for hot water‚ switching off all electricity applianc...

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