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Households in Hangberg’s Texas informal settlement switched on for the first time<p>On Thursday, 5 November 2020, the City connected 10 more households to the electricity grid in the Texas informal settlement in Hangberg, Hout Bay. The City has spent R117 000 to provide these households with electricity. In City-supplied areas and on City-owned land, almost all informal settlements in the metro have been connected to electricity, where it has been possible to do so.  </p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/maxiti%20texas.jpeg" alt="" style="width:948px;" /> </figure></span><p>‘Today, we celebrated with the residents of the Texas informal settlement when the City switched on the electricity to households for the first time. The project was completed between 14 and 23 October 2020 and we are pleased to have done so on schedule. The City’s teams have worked around the clock to ensure that services are provided to our residents as soon as possible. We are especially proud because these projects immediately improve the living conditions of residents. Connecting residents to the grid allows livelihoods and economic activity to be created, enhanced or secured. The project will enhance the safety of our residents who can now move away from dangerous open flames or lighting. Learners who usually study by candlelight in the evening can now do so by turning on a switch in their homes and extend the time they have in the evening to study safely. </p><p>‘We thank the community for their patience while we completed this project and we remain committed to expanding electricity services in our supply areas and on City-owned land where it is possible to do so,’ said Councillor Maxiti.</p><p>We encourage residents to look after the infrastructure and report any tampering and illegal connections. </p><p><strong>To report damage to municipal electrical infrastructure:</strong><br>·       <strong>  SMS:</strong> 31220<br>·         <strong>Email: </strong><a href="mailto:power@capetown.gov.za">power@capetown.gov.za</a></p><p><strong>Anonymous tip-offs welcomed:</strong><br>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.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2020-11-04T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#b195be29-9300-4dc7-ac99-92629ce847ac;L0|#0b195be29-9300-4dc7-ac99-92629ce847ac|electricity;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#6726a848-c941-4335-a635-298402a30db3;L0|#06726a848-c941-4335-a635-298402a30db3|energy and climate change10

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