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Mangaung informal settlement connected to the grid

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy and Climate Change, Councillor Phindile Maxiti, dignitaries and Eskom officials, yesterday, 10 June 2021, switched on the electricity to households in the Mangaung informal settlement in Brown’s Farm, Philippi. This joint R4,5 million project between the City and Eskom started in March 2021. More than 371 households have been connected to the electricity grid. The settlement is situated in an Eskom electricity supplied area.

The City thanks the residents of the Mangaung informal settlement for their patience during the completion of the project. Approximately R4,5 million was spent to connect the households to the electricity grid.”Yesterday, we celebrated with the beneficiaries at the official switch on. We are immensely proud of the work done to connect the families to the electricity grid and as a result of this partnership with Eskom, more than 371 households now have electricity for the first time”.

“I wish to thank the City’s Electricity Generation and Distribution Department and Eskom staff for their dedication, hard work and attention to detail. We are pleased that this electrification project can now help provide the community with an improved quality of life as well as business prospects. We remind residents to help the City protect infrastructure by reporting electricity theft, vandalism and illegal connections to the City or to the South African Police Service,” said Councillor Maxiti.

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Residents can give anonymous tip offs if they are aware of illegal activity that is taking place; that has happened or is still to happen. Please call 112 from a cell phone (toll free) and 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 for emergencies.

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