Following the repeated electricity failures in Hartbeespoort, ward councillor Claudie Greenwood-Selby, undertook an oversight inspection to the Ifafi substation last week after the Madibeng municipality allegedly ignored her requests for an inspection.
“After repeated requests to the municipal manager for permission to inspect the substation since November last year and being ignored, I put together a team of experts who assisted with the oversight,” she said. “Several compliance issues were found and we discovered that the last compliance audit seems to have been done in 2005! Should this substation fail, most of the northern side of Hartbeespoort will be in the dark.” Greenwood-Selby has now compiled a report with the assistance of experts and has escalated it to NERSA. “I am awaiting their response to the report and will report back to the community,” she said.