Eskom estimated that power would only be fully restored on Thursday in Central Karoo.
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Low-income households and rural communities in the Central Karoo, who have been left without electricity for more than a week, have been forced to rely heavily on donations for food and water.
Heavy storms destroyed seven pylons, which led to the power outage.
The towns of Roggeveld, Laingsburg, Ladismith, Leeu Gamka, Swartberg, Merweville, Matjiesfontein, Prince Albert, Fraserburg and surrounding areas have been without power since Saturday.
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