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Power cut affects Home affairs live capture system

Source: EWN, 11/07/2018

It`s understood this has affected the application and collection of smart ID cards and passports. JOHANNESBURG - The Home Affairs Department says it is experiencing issues with its live capture system due to a power cut. It`s understood this has affected the application and collection of smart ID cards and passports. The department says technicians are on site dealing with the problem and are working to restore power. The acting head of IT Thulani Mavuso said: “We really apologise to citizens for this inconvenience because it was unscheduled. We never thought that the upgrade of the UPS will actually result in this particular situation. I hope that our people will understand that.” NO POWER IN PRETORIA EAST At the same time, Residents in Pretoria East are still without power after a fire broke out at the Wapadrand substation. The City of Tshwane says the substation caught fire on Tuesday morning, but the cause is still unknown. Technicians are in the process of restoring power to the areas affected, but the city says this could take up to three days. City of Tshwane spokesperson Lindela Mashigo said: “The technical team is currently working on a temporary solution to restore power to the residents. The city apologises profusely for the inconvenience this incident may have caused.” Areas affected include Wapadrand, Equestria, Silver Lakes and Faerie Glen.


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