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citypowerTimesLIVE reports that according to City Power, there is no “crisis” within the entity and its contractors are not downing tools but working as usual.

The City of Johannesburg entity was responding to a letter by the City Power Subcontractors Association (CPSA), which threatened to down tools over grievances. City Power’s spokesperson Isaac Mangena said they did not recognise any association of subcontractors as they did not have a working relationship with them. “We have a direct working relationship with the [main] contractors. City Power does not pay subcontractors directly. We pay contractors,” he advised. Mangena added: “We don't know about the downing of tools. Our 65 contractors are hard at work responding to outages as normal, working alongside our more than 300 technicians and operators within the City Power systems. From our service delivery centres it is business as usual. We heard this shutdown will be on Monday but we don't have any instruction or sign of people not working.” Mangena indicated that City Power had embarked on a rigorous screening of invoices before paying contractors and it suspected that this process might have triggered some people to write "these kinds of letters" because the entity had “closed the taps on some of the corrupt activities done with external contractors”.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Phathu Luvhengo at SowetanLive

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