Power outages could have been prevented

Hot on the heels of an in-depth report by this newspaper examining why Nelson Mandela Bay has been experiencing such a high number of power outages (https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2020-09-21-bay-counts-the-cost-of-ailing-power-network/), the metro was again this weekend hit by power cuts — some lasting more than 24 hours.

In September, almost 20 outages — blamed then on oil circuit breakers tripping, bad weather and illegal connections — were reported by municipal officials...

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