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Philippi informal households connected to electricity grid<p>​</p><span><p>'It is truly special to be switching on the electricity for these Philippi residents. We are visiting Jabula today to switch on the electricity for residents of the informal settlement. It is located on privately owned land. The private land owner recently granted permission to the City to provide electricity to the 63 informal structures. </p><p> </p><p>'Residents in this settlement can now feel more secure with access to the basic electricity services which the City provides. They can look forward to a festive season of light, one they will likely never forget. It is so meaningful for us to be here to help make this become a reality for these families.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/DSC_5157.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:992px;" /> </figure></span><span><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. 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,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:line-through;"> </span></p><p><strong>To report damage to municipal electrical infrastructure:</strong></p><ul><li>SMS: 31220</li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:power@capetown.gov.za">power@capetown.gov.za</a><br></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/DSC_5229.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1050px;" /> </figure>​​</span><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.</p><p><strong>End </strong></p><p><br></p>2023-12-03T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#6b8c7bdd-ee2c-47af-8b51-271fd48874ff;L0|#06b8c7bdd-ee2c-47af-8b51-271fd48874ff|Phillipi;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#b195be29-9300-4dc7-ac99-92629ce847ac;L0|#0b195be29-9300-4dc7-ac99-92629ce847ac|electricity10

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