Shortly after 11AM this morning there, there was a power cut affecting most of the upper half of campus. We're told this is due to a fault on the cable feeding the RU2 substation.

Unfortunately the building housing our West campus distribution centre (King Clubhouse) does not have a standby generator. By 1.30PM, the batteries in its UPS were depleted, resulting in a network and telephone outage in that area (map at ).

This network outage will be most noticeable in buildings within the West campus sector that have standby generators (such as Mandela kitchen) or that get their power from somewhere other than the RU2 substation (such as the houses along South St).

Network access will only be restored once power is restored.