Ward Councillor Helen Carstens advised that in her meetings with Eskom with regard to the construction taking place in Bothasig, they have advised that due to the aging electrical infrastructure an upgrade to the electricity network was needed.
This will result in all the mini sub stations, meter kiosks and underground cabling being replaced. To replace this equipment trenching along the pavements will take place which will be reinstated to its original state as far as possible. This will be undertaken after all the work has been completed.
The twenty-two old mini sub stations in the area will be replaced by five. Due to this, additional meter kiosks will be installed on the pavements.
Construction was planned to be completed by the end of September 2016, but due to unforeseen circumstances Eskom has advised that this timeframe has been extended to 31 March 2017.
Eskom apologises for the delay and the inconvenience caused to residents and has ensured that once completed, reinstatement will begin.