South Africa: Eskom tackles cable theft

source: IOL
October 27 2010 at 12:42am

Johannesburg – The Gauteng government and Eskom will form a task team to tackle cable theft and the illegal connection of electricity in a bid to improve power supply, Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Tuesday.

“We need to move away from the bad culture of illegal connections. We have to work hard on changing the mindset of our communities so that people know that they have to pay for the electricity they use at all times,” Mokonyane told media after a meeting with Eskom chairperson Mpho Makwana and CEO Brian Dames.

The joint task team comprising government, Eskom and civil society would address ageing infrastructure, lack of skills and [continue reading]


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