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S.Africa to add 3.4 million households on power grid amid rolling black-outs

Southern Africa

by Trust Matsilele 0

S.Africa to add 3.4 million households on power grid amid rolling black-outs. PHOTOS: Electrification Online

He made the remarks at his annual State of the Nation Address of 12 February saying that the electrification programmes would continue.

(READ MORE: President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation speech)

Zuma said Amathole District Municipality has been allocated 138 million rand to electrify 7,936 households.

“Umzinyathi District Municipality has been allocated 118 million rand to electrify 6,930 households,” read the statement on the Presidency website. 

“To date a total of 118 million rand has been transferred and 2365 households have been connected. An additional provision of 209 million rand has been made for the 2015/16 financial year for households’ electrification and bulk infrastructure.”

The statement also said Alfred Nzo District Municipality had been allocated 191 million rand to electrify 4688 households.

“To date a total of 148 million rand has been transferred and 2399 households have been connected. A provisional allocation of 30 million rand has been made for the 2015/16 financial year for households’ electrification and bulk infrastructure.”

Lukhanji Municipality received 6.7 million rand for electrification.

“The infrastructure projects have been completed. An additional allocation of 4.5 million has been made for the 2015/16 financial year for the electrification of houses,” added the Presidency.

The OR Tambo District Municipality had been allocated 300 million rand for the electrification of 12 192 households.

(READ MORE: S.Africa’s Eskom to implement rolling black-outs)

“Houses not connected to the grid will be connected using solar home systems. A total of 2365 households’ connections have been connected. An additional provision of 357.5 million has been made for the 2015/16 financial year.”

These households are set to be added on the national power grid already strained as evidenced by the endless load shedding. 

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