City Power technicians in Johannesburg have been dispatched to establish what could have triggered the power outage in Auckland Park, Johannesburg and surrounding areas. The affected areas include Brixton, Crosby, Westdene, Newlands and Melville.

The Wynberg distributor, north of Johannesburg has also tripped, causing a total loss of supply in Bramley Park and Wynberg.

City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena says there is no load shedding on Sunday as they await reports on what caused the outage in Auckland Park and surrounds.

“Our operators and technicians have been dispatched to attend to an outage across most parts of Auckland Park, Melville. We do not know the cause of the trip at the substation, but we are trying to basically see and repair whatever that could have been damaged. We have no planned outages that we are working on. There is no load shedding so people should not panic.”

Eskom has meanwhile confirmed a fire at its Balfour substation in Mpumalanga. The SABC News Desk is working to get more information on the cause of the fire and areas affected.