A mass of illegal electricity connections between New Brighton and Swartkops. The problem seems to get bigger and bigger and we don’t seem to be able to encourage these miscreants to pay their dues or not to steal. It will take an exceptional leader to cure this particular social evil. In the meantime the divide and animosity between rich and poor widens to a chasm which is politicised on the basis of colour – the breaking point will come and it will not be pretty!
Electricity theft remains a serious challenge for South Africa, with annual losses suffered by Eskom and municipalities in excess of R5.4 billion per year. Reports show that 82 deaths resulting from electricity theft were reported to Eskom between 2010 and 2012, many of whom were children.
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