Vumatel admits to causing power outages through fibre installations

Vumatel CEO, Niel Schoeman, admits that some of their work does disrupt or interfere with cables resulting in power outages in communities.

Schoeman says this happens mostly in the suburbs where cables are very old and Vumatel then hits or cuts the cables while working is being done.

We keep the community informed when we have created an incident.

Niel Schoeman, Vumatel CEO

One of these outages happened in Randpark Ridge (west of Johannesburg) during the cold-snap recently leaving many without power.

Listen to the full response below...

Read More
City Power upgrading infrastructure to address outages, cable theft

City Power upgrading infrastructure to address outages, cable theft

It has emerged that schools and small businesses have been hardest hit by power outages in Johannesburg recently.

Joburg City Power is ready for expected winter power outages

Joburg City Power is ready for expected winter power outages

City of Johannesburg's City Power has put plans in place to address outages and power network failure as cold winter approaches.

The best way to listen to music is to hire it

The best way to listen to music is to hire it

The industry noted for being significantly disrupted by technology is getting its groove back.

Here's why Seacom is experiencing a cable fault

Here's why Seacom is experiencing a cable fault

The impact of the incident is that all linear transmission traffic on the east coast of Africa to and from Europe is affected

YouTube TV goes live in the US (and may replace your DStv subscription one day)

YouTube TV goes live in the US (and may replace your DStv subscription one day)

Video-sharing website YouTube has now launched its new live television streaming service YouTube TV, explains Aki Anastasiou.

Technobyte: YouTube launches live TV

Technobyte: YouTube launches live TV

This week YouTube's live TV service, Twitter Lite for people who are data conscious and Google’s Fact Check tackles fake news.

R6 million set aside for Joburg's traffic signal improvement plan, says MMC

R6 million set aside for Joburg's traffic signal improvement plan, says MMC

Transport MMC Nonhlanhla Makhuba says the budget will not resolve all the infrastructure challenges, which include cable theft.

Joburg Mayor vows to fix broken traffic lights

Joburg Mayor vows to fix broken traffic lights

There have been numerous complaints about traffic lights in the city that have not been working for long periods of time.

We are sorry, but M1 road works are necessary - JRA

We are sorry, but M1 road works are necessary - JRA

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) says there will be additional road closures on the M1 double-decker for the next five weeks.

Tshwane City: We're doing everything to address Hammanskraal water crisis

Tshwane City: We're doing everything to address Hammanskraal water crisis

Hammanskraal residents have been complaining about contaminated faeces-ridden water and children becoming ill.

Convicted copper crooks can face longer jail time than killers thanks to new law

Convicted copper crooks can face longer jail time than killers thanks to new law

Metal thieves will face serious jail time when new laws come into effect in June that hope to put an end to the copper syndicate.

Johannesburg Road Agency: vandalism and cable theft costs us R880 000 a month

Johannesburg Road Agency: vandalism and cable theft costs us R880 000 a month

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has established a unit dedicated to clamping down on vandalism and cable theft of traffic lights equipment, which costs the agency R880 000 a month.

John Robbie revisits Kya Sand and Msawawa informal settlements

John Robbie revisits Kya Sand and Msawawa informal settlements

John has followed the poor living conditions in Kya Sands for a while, and paid a visit to see if promised changes have been made.

How we can help Kya Sands residents

How we can help Kya Sands residents

Hundreds of Kya Sands' informal settlement residents were left destitute after hundreds of shacks were gutted by a massive blaze.

Uninterruptible Power Supply, coming to a traffic light near you

Uninterruptible Power Supply, coming to a traffic light near you

JRA's Acting MD, Mpho Kau spoke to John about how their plans on dealing with the high number of traffic light outages.

Montecasino Balloon Lands in Fourways

Montecasino Balloon Lands in Fourways

The massive Hyundai helium balloon based at Montecasino has blown away after it "exploded" earlier this afternoon.

Popular articles
Sassa cards will be functional beyond expiry date

Sassa cards will be functional beyond expiry date

Sassa says text messages making the rounds asking beneficiaries to come and renew their Sassa cards is a hoax.

Why Sisulu and Dlamini-Zuma aren't suitable Presidential candidates: analyst

Why Sisulu and Dlamini-Zuma aren't suitable Presidential candidates: analyst

ANC branch in the Eastern Cape, Z.R Mahabana, has launched a campaign backing Lindiwe Sisuslu as an ANC presidential candidate.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Bylaws, times you may use fireworks

Bylaws, times you may use fireworks

City of Johannesburg has urged residents to respect by-laws and the times set for fireworks to be used.

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

After 3 years there are 3 Nic Harry stores (incl online) that sell 100 000 pairs of socks in over 20 countries around the world.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?