Nelson Mandela Bay electricity reconnected

Nelson Mandela Bay electricity reconnected

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has confirmed that the power outage at the Kestellhof substation has been fixed and that residents of Perridgevale and surrounding areas are now receiving electricity. This meant that all areas originally affected by the explosion at the Mount Road substation have now been reconnected, said Acting Communications Director,  Marthie Nel. […]

Electricity is being restored to affected areas

Electricity is being restored to affected areas

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality have announced that power is currently being restored to the areas affected by the outage caused by the explosion of a high voltage transformer at the Mount Road substation last night. This follows the successful cleanup operation at the substation today. Carl Hempel, Director of Distribution, confirmed that the full […]

Municipality calls for patience as infrastructure fails

Municipality calls for patience as infrastructure fails

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has called for residents to exercise patience and use water and electricity sparingly following the explosion of a sub station in Mount Road last night, leaving large parts of the city without power and adding to mounting concerns over failing service infrastructure. “The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality acknowledges the inquiries […]

NMB Water Crisis: University still without water as toilets back up

NMB Water Crisis: University still without water as toilets back up

Despite assurances from Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality that water would be restored at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University  by 6pm yesterday, the North, South and Second Avenue campuses are still without water, the university said in a statement this morning. “This means many of the NMMU toilets are blocked. Even though plumbers are on site, […]

NMB Water Crisis: Still no water in areas, but city working hard to rectify

NMB Water Crisis: Still no water in areas, but city working hard to rectify

Parts of Nelson Mandela Bay, most notably Summerstrand, Gelvandale, Gelvan Park, Parkside and some others in the northern areas are still without water, but the municipality is working around the clock to restore water to these areas. With the cost of repairs to the two damaged pipes on the Churchill Pipeline – which burst in […]

NMB Water Crisis: DA requests emergency meeting in Bhisho to discuss ‘crumbling infrastructure’

NMB Water Crisis: DA requests emergency meeting in Bhisho to discuss ‘crumbling infrastructure’

The crumbling infrastructure in Nelson Mandela Bay, which led to this weekend’s water shortages, shows negligence on the part of the municipality and cannot be left unchallenged, the Democratic Alliance said in a statement this morning. “Unless adequate funding is found to maintain infrastructure, similar incidents will occur again,” said DA shadow MEC for local […]

NMB Water Crisis: Steel water pipeline has been restored

NMB Water Crisis: Steel water pipeline has been restored

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, together with a team of dedicated contractors, have worked around the clock since Thursday morning to reconnect the damaged Churchill Pipeline, which supplies roughly one third of the city’s water. A delegation of media representatives were pleasantly surprised when they arrived at the site, on a media site inspection arranged […]