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571 households in Gugulethu's Khikhi, NY61 connected to electricity grid<div>Some 574 applications for electrification in Khikhi and NY61 had been submitted and 173 connections were switched on in December 2022. The remainder of 401 beneficiaries have been electrified and the contractor is currently completing the switch on process.<br></div><div><br></div><div>In City-supplied areas and on City-owned land, where it is possible to do so, almost all older informal settlements in the metro have been connected to electricity. The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen, and other dignitaries attended a recent switch on in the area.</div><div><br></div><div>‘We are so pleased to be switching on the remaining 401 planned connections in this area. The City set aside almost R4,5 million to ensure the success of this project and it is gratifying to see it become a reality. Families in this community can now feel more secure with access to the basic electricity services which the City provides.</div><div><br></div><div>‘In keeping with our theme this year of Doing More, I am delighted to announce that in this financial year since July 2022, the City electrified more than 2 012 homes. These connections to the electricity grid include formal subsidised housing, informal settlements, infills and backyarder connections for informal and backyarder connections, at a cost of approximately R24 million. Many thousands of people have benefitted from these projects and our ongoing commitment to always doing more is underscored by our investment in infrastructure which makes life easier for residents and unlocks opportunities for their children to thrive,’ said Councillor Van Reenen.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>To report damage to municipal electrical infrastructure:</strong></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>SMS: 31220</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Email:</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Anonymous tip-offs welcomed:</strong></div><div>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.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>End<br></div><p><br></p>2023-06-21T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#dfdcb4f5-2ec2-4bd4-9a9f-3086ef5830a7;L0|#0dfdcb4f5-2ec2-4bd4-9a9f-3086ef5830a7|energy;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#b195be29-9300-4dc7-ac99-92629ce847ac;L0|#0b195be29-9300-4dc7-ac99-92629ce847ac|electricity10

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