March 2017: Eskom has electrified over 40 000 households in
KwaZulu-Natal by the end of February, with the uMkhanyakude District leading
the way with over 13 000 connections.
Executive for Distribution, Mongezi Ntsokolo said: “With this achievement, the
historic label of KZN being one of the least electrified provinces is slowly
but surely disappearing and changing for the better.”
of uMkhanyakude, which started in April last year, brings to 40 000 the
number of households that have been electrified since then until the end of
Over 90% of
South African households currently have access to electricity. Eskom aspires to
achieve universal access by 2020.
Treasury has allocated R1-billion for the electrification of over 800 000
households over the next three years to help reach this target.
continues to contribute towards the socio-economic developmental goals of the
country by intensifying its electrification delivery programme,” said Ntsokolo.
We also urge
our new customers to be on the lookout for illegal connections and those who
tamper with metres. These are criminal acts which rob communities of a stable
electricity supply. Should the community witness such acts, we urge them to
send an anonymous SMS to crime line on 32211 to report them. For any other electricity
related enquiries, the public should call the Eskom contact centre on 08600