Guiding consumers since 2009

Cape Town Airport loses power

By Staff Writer
Cape Town International Airport and some of the surrounding areas were left without power on Tuesday when a fire broke out at the Eskom Airport Substation.
 
Eskom noted that the power supply to Nyanga, Pick ‘n Pay (Storage), Bishop Lavis, Heilbot and Airport Industrial was interrupted at 09h40 on Tuesday, but was fully restored to all areas at 16h15.
 
Jolene Henn, Eskom Provincial Spokesperson, noted: “We managed to connect some customers via alternative supply points at approximately 11h00.” 
 
In a statement, Lennit Max, Democratic Alliance (DA) Western Cape Spokesperson on Transport and Public Works, revealed that the DA is concerned about the apparent lack of maintenance by Eskom within the Western Cape.
 
 “Today is a reminder of what postponing necessary maintenance can cause. The economic impact of the power outage in parts of the Cape Town International airport will be quite significant as we also understand that surrounding areas have also been affected by the power outage,” said Max.
 
According to a report, Deidre Davids, Airports Company South Africa spokesman, stated that the airport ran on “essential back-up power which allows for only core systems to operate,” while the power was out.
 
As a result of the power outage, some flights were delayed by between 15 and 30 minutes, highlighted Davids.
 
Eskom highlighted that “a technical investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of the fire.”

Recent Articles

Featured Debt counselling – the two sides of the coin

Being overindebted doesn’t just put a strain on your personal finances; it also puts a strain on your state of mind. The best solution is to start the process of debt counselling so that you can escape the debt cycle. But what are the ups and downs of joining this debt relief programme?

Travel ban – how to claim for the loss incurred

As with the recent Covid-19 pandemic, governments sometimes issue travel bans to prevent people from travelling to other countries. This becomes even more complicated if you’ve already planned and paid for your trip. Your flights will be cancelled, and you may lose money from cancelled accommodation arrangements. How do you claim for the financial losses incurred due to a travel ban?

How to finance and insure a second-hand vehicle

Buying a second-hand vehicle may suit your budget better than acquiring a new one. But what impact does an older model have on vehicle finance and car insurance? We reached out to specialists in the field to explain what the financial implications are of pursuing a second-hand vehicle.

Reading your loan agreement: look out for this

Many people don’t read their loan agreements. They just sign on the dotted line without realising that they could be signing their lives away. But it’s important to review your loan agreement before and after taking your loan to avoid future setbacks.

 

Deals

Udemy online course for R180

Price: R180
When: Until 27 March 2020
Where: Online

Educate your kids for free with Skills Share

Price: Free
When: Daily
Where: Online

Take advantage of payment holidays from Standard Bank and Nedbank

Price: Free
When: From 1 April to 30 June 2020
Where: Nationwide