City Power's smart meter tender review findings are still a matter of doubt, writes Lionel Faull.
The public protector has to verify the findings of a probe City Power claims "cleared" it of corruption in the awarding of a R1.25-billion tender.
Johannesburg electricity utility City Power has said it had to change workers' shifts because they were irregular and illegal.
City Power said on Saturday that electricity had been restored and power shortages experienced now were not related to the strike.
The actions of employees involved in turning off power at substations is equal to terrorism, says Gauteng safety minister Faith Mazibuko.
Sabotage is being blamed for the widespread blackouts in Johannesburg, said City Power.
As several Johannesburg areas experience power outages, reports say some of City Power's employees are on strike over changes in their work hours.
Utility has bought hundreds of Edison meters in spite of a forensic investigation into the contract. Lionel Faull reports.
Tasol Solar Energy Solutions has denied being awarded a multimillion-rand solar geyser tender in a court case brought by Numsa against City Power.
The murder of a colleague has not been resolved and City Power workers feel they could be next if they speak out.
Evidence suggests that a hotly contested smart electricity meter tender, to the value of R1.25-billion, was fixed to benefit Vivian Reddy's firm.
Protesting residents of Thembelihle set fire to three load centres, causing damage of R1.5-million during this week's service delivery protests.
Johannesburg's City Power had a mark-up of 117% on electricity it obtained from Eskom, and then resold, a report said on Wednesday.
Eskom said using electricity could stave off the re-introduction of load shedding as cold winds and snow dragged temperatures down to single digits.
City Power Johannesburg has posted load-shedding schedules on its website, but said this did not mean it would happen, it has been reported.
There's a whole lot of sinning going on, especially in the political realm. Mandy Rossouw comments on who needs to repent.
The City of Johannesburg has been estimating the monthly bills of large electricity users, according to experts.
I was driven to apply for a prepaid meter from City Power after my electricity bill went through the roof, and stayed there.
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Almost all power that was lost in Johannesburg on Thursday has been restored.