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City installs new street lighting on FW de Klerk Boulevard<p>​</p><span><p>City teams began removing the high mast street lighting on FW de Klerk Boulevard this month and 36 new conventional streetlights, with light-emitting diodes (LED), are currently being installed along the dual carriageway. </p><p> </p><p>'In comparison to high mast lighting, the new LED streetlights are much easier to maintain and are less likely to be vandalised due to their construction. Over recent months, a number of the older high mast streetlights on FW de Klerk Boulevard have been vandalised beyond repair. Some of this valuable equipment was stripped entirely and supply cables were stolen and damaged.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Highmast%20Removal%201.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:2028px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>'We are pleased to see the progress thus far and we look forward to seeing the completed project. As many motorists would have noticed, it was not an easy task to remove high mast lighting, especially on a busy road. The removal operation was quite extensive and our teams have removed 13 high masts along the stretch. </p><p> </p><p>'This year, our teams attended to a number of cable faults due to attempts of theft and vandalism as well as broken high masts on FW de Klerk Boulevard. Constantly repairing the same infrastructure on a regular basis is simply unsustainable. </p><p> </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Highmast%20Removal%205.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1898px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>'The City's Energy Safety teams will continue to closely monitor this region as well as other hotspots. We once again appeal to communities to be vigilant and to be the custodians of electricity infrastructure by reporting to the South African Police Service and the City,' said the Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Report damage to municipal electrical infrastructure:</strong></p><p><strong>• SMS:</strong> 31220</p><p>• <strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:power@capetown.gov.za">power@capetown.gov.za</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Anonymous tip-offs welcomed:</strong></p><p>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>The City is offering a reward to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest, confiscation of stolen or illegal goods or the handing in of illegal or stolen goods. This reward is also applicable to information leading to the arrest of people vandalising, damaging or stealing electricity infrastructure or installing illegal connections.  </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2023-11-27T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#b225f50b-ee1a-4514-87c7-5dd3bcbb72f4;L0|#0b225f50b-ee1a-4514-87c7-5dd3bcbb72f4|street lights;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#ed0af64f-46ea-4682-8bef-ddaf2887c6b2;L0|#0ed0af64f-46ea-4682-8bef-ddaf2887c6b2|Electricity Generation and Distribution Department10

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