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City switches on households in Chris Hani and Tembisa, Samora Machel <p>​The City’s Electricity Generation and Distribution department spent more than R430 000 to connect the 40 households to the electricity grid in the Chris Hani and Tembisa communities. Councillor Maxiti was joined by residents and the leadership of Ward 33 and Subcouncil 23.<br> <br>‘Over the past few months, the City has made great strides in connecting households to the electricity grid across the metro. The electrification project commenced in April this year and was completed on Friday, 14 May 2021. We are pleased that this project was completed ahead of schedule and will immediately improve the living conditions of our residents ahead of the coming winter months.<br> <br>‘The City commends the staff in the Electricity Generation and Distribution Department for their hard work on the completed electrification projects as well as the numerous ongoing projects across the metro.  We will continue to make every effort to improve the lives of our residents.<br> <br>‘We also remind residents to help us protect infrastructure by reporting electricity theft, vandalism and illegal connections to the City or to the South African Police Service. 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,’ said Councillor Maxiti. <br> <br><strong>To report damage to municipal electrical infrastructure:</strong><br>•       SMS: 31220<br>•       Email: <a href="mailto:power@capetown.gov.za">power@capetown.gov.za</a><br> <br><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.<br> <br> <br><strong>End</strong><br> </p>2021-05-17T22:00:00ZGP0|#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|#6726a848-c941-4335-a635-298402a30db3;L0|#06726a848-c941-4335-a635-298402a30db3|energy and climate change10

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