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‘Explosion center now operational’: Power returns to Joburg CBD after explosion

Electricity was restored to homes linked to the Bree substation in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. City Power said all homes affected by the gas explosion would have electricity on Tuesday afternoon. City Administrator Floyd Brink said all entities were on site to repair damage from the explosion on Lilian Ngoyi Street. Electricity was restored to … Read more

‘Worse than lockdown’: Street vendors calculate cost of Joburg’s deserted weekend blast

Ayman Abdullah Holdar is a clothing store owned by Lilian Ngoyi Street. The first Saturday after the week’s deadly Joburg explosion saw a significant drop in business activity in parts of the inner city. Traders running their businesses on Lilian Ngoyi Street said the situation was “worse than lockdown”. One businessman said he spent R750 … Read more