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Kensington households connected to electricity grid<p>​</p><span><p>'I am thrilled to be switching on the electricity at homes within this area. Families in this community can now feel more secure with access to the basic electricity services which the City provides and they can look forward to a festive season with light and power. It is so meaningful to be here to see this become a reality.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>'The City is committed to electrifying residents' homes across the metro in its supply areas. These connections to the electricity grid include formal subsidised housing, informal settlements, infills and backyarder connections. In the 2022/23 financial year, the City spent R23 million and electrified approximately 2 440 households. Our ongoing commitment to always doing more is underscored by our investment in infrastructure which makes life safer and easier for residents and unlocks opportunities for their children to thrive,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen.</p><p> </p><p>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.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p><strong>To report damage to municipal electrical infrastructure:</strong></p><ul><li>SMS: 31220</li><li>Email: <a href=""></a></li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>Anonymous tip-offs welcomed:</strong></p><p>Residents can give anonymous tip offs if they are aware of illegal activity, such as vandalism or illegal electricity connections, 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></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure><strong>​​End</strong></span><p><br></p>2023-11-14T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#b53bcfcc-b652-4e8d-ac39-7855d85cf97b;L0|#0b53bcfcc-b652-4e8d-ac39-7855d85cf97b|kensington;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#b195be29-9300-4dc7-ac99-92629ce847ac;L0|#0b195be29-9300-4dc7-ac99-92629ce847ac|electricity10

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