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citypowerTimesLIVE reports that City Power in Johannesburg has started resuming operations after the utility withdrew response teams from areas plagued by violence and looting on Sunday and Monday.  

“We will continue to monitor violence flash points across the city to determine whether it's safe to operate or not,” said spokesperson Isaac Mangena.  He advised that skeletal service resumed on Monday midday, after the situation improved in areas like Malvern, Jeppestown, Rossettenville, Hillbrow and Joburg CBD, and after assurance by the police that it was fairly safe to go into those areas.  “However, we won't be dispatching at night in those areas until we are sure of the safety of our contractors and employees,” Mangena indicated, adding that with Tuesday starting “fairly quiet, we have decided to continue with the services as per normal.”  City Power has urged its employees and contractors to exercise caution and take measures necessary to ensure their safety and that of the vehicles, equipment and the infrastructure they work on.

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