Presidency explains electrification programme
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Presidency explains electrification programme

2015-02-15 20:15

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma announced during the State of the Nation address on Thursday that the electrification programmes would continue, and mentioned that there were still an additional 3.4 million households awaiting electricity.

Accordingly the Presidency set out in a statement issued on Sunday, which municipalities are to benefit from the electrification programme.

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The following municipalities will benefit:

- Amathole District Municipality has been allocated R138.4m to electrify 7936 households;

- Umzinyathi District Municipality has been allocated R118m to electrify 6 930 households. To date a total of R118m has been transferred and 2365 households have been connected. An additional provision of R209m has been made for the 2015/2016 financial year for households electrification and bulk infrastructure;

- Alfred Nzo District Municipality has been allocated R191.3m to electrify 4688 households. To date a total of R148m has been transferred and 2 399 households have been connected. A provisional allocation of R30m has been made for the 2015/2016 financial year for households electrification and bulk infrastructure;

- Lukhanji Municipality received R6.7m for electrification. The infrastructure projects have been completed. An additional allocation of R4.5m has been made for the 2015/2016 financial year for the electrification of houses;

- OR Tambo District Municipality has been allocated R300m for the electrification of 12 192 households. Houses not connected to the grid will be connected using solar home systems. A total of 2 365 households connections have been connected. An additional provision of R357.5m has been made for the 2015/2016 financial year.

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Comments
  • MadDog Morgan - 2015-02-15 20:25

    All they will get is rolling blackouts!

      Akhenaten C.T. - 2015-02-15 20:58

      Ryan, you must have misunderstood. Read again.

      Bernard Mackenzie - 2015-02-15 21:21

      Wrong end of the stick completely. Lol. Made my evening. Needed a laugh after being load shedded without warning tonight.

  • Chris Sobolewski - 2015-02-15 20:36

    And once electrified, who shall pay for electricity consumption? What is the combined debt owing to Eskom? 10 's of billions of Rands. One way to buy the vote. Would not happen if efficient Independant Power Producers generated electricity. Just saying

      Akhenaten C.T. - 2015-02-15 21:02

      He won't allow any Producers. He is doing this on purpose to get the nod for the Russian project. All our load shedding are Zuma's orders. He wants a pension from the tender and nothing will stop him.

  • Jurgen Eksteen - 2015-02-15 20:37

    How?! Where is the electricity going to come from? The clowds?

      denise.coates.98 - 2015-02-15 20:48

      From all the hot air Zuma emits when he lets off from his anus

      Gawie Zuma Pompies - 2015-02-15 21:06

      Yes JD it is the gas turbines working at optimal level.

      George Slade - 2015-02-15 22:06

      Clowds ??? Try spell check ,

  • MarkH - 2015-02-15 20:39

    This coming from a government which can't keep the lights on for those already connected. sure, big man, and next we'll be putting a man on Mars........

      denise.coates.98 - 2015-02-15 20:48

      Hopefully Zuma himself. 1 way ticket

  • Lacrimose Wolfe - 2015-02-15 20:40

    It's Electrifying! You better shape up, 'cause we need a plan Whilst your heart is set on nooooks You better shape up, you better understand There's no grid left to use If it's power you want We have none to give you Oo,Oo,Oo money Nothing left, nothing left for Eskom to do With apologies to John Farrar (from Grease, the movie. Grease is the word!)

  • Reiner Bunger - 2015-02-15 20:42

    How much of this money will actually be used for what is intended for. They are going to steal it. Ha ha ha.

  • sekwati.robinson - 2015-02-15 20:50

    more strain to the grid,viva zumumba the great african dictator.a taxi driver or security is what this dickhead should have been

      Gawie Zuma Pompies - 2015-02-15 21:10

      Oh Bongani, my children are living your nightmare. Proudly brought to you by the ANC.

      sekwati.robinson - 2015-02-15 21:13

      bongani the little zulu boy with a marshmellow heart failling to control his emotions,calm down son we know you are as tough as a butterfly

      Robert Burroughs - 2015-02-15 21:32

      Bongani. Not trying to be rude but. The ANC has been in "power" for over 20 years and they MUST have known that all the extra houses that would be electrified would need to come "off the grid". Why are they only worried about power stations now? They should have started building power stations when they took control of the country instead of saying that the previous government didn't build enough power stations. How many could ANC have built in 20 years?

      sekwati.robinson - 2015-02-15 21:41

      Robert,I bet words such as power grid and power station didn't even exist in their vocabulary until there was power outages.too buzy competing who can steal more money

      lacrimosewolf - 2015-02-16 00:36

      @sekwati.robinson - WTF indeed. This JZ may be seen to be doing the tribal thing but is in fact exploiting a law to create a dynasty, a kingdom. How lekker to have so many tax-payer funded homes, kids who get FREE education at the BEST schools (schooling not limited to ZA, btw, just schooling until the child is 27yrs old). We can only hope they follow in their father's footsteps and never make it past Gr6 but history is against us. Oxford, Harvard etc are renown for accepting and graduating f-wits based on fees. And in turn those paid for graduates have gone on to run companies, countries. And in Africa, guns, medicine and of course facilitating capital flight. See how the movie works? We can all call JZ a doody-head, but he's the master of cunning plans. South Africa's future is entirely tied to him for at least another 25 years. Dead or alive. President or not.

  • Jaco De Witt - 2015-02-15 20:53

    I hope with prepaid meters

      Kari Pentikainen - 2015-02-15 21:06

      What is Zoomdick's bond payment per month or did he pay " CASH "

      denise.coates.98 - 2015-02-15 21:07

      You must be joking. You think that they have any intention of actually paying for this electricity????

  • Rollingstone Brown - 2015-02-15 20:53

    wake up SA we r left with nothing but poligamous brains n street girls in parly the country is in crisis we r walking in darkness load shedding is our daily bread Madiba where r u?

  • Alton Small - 2015-02-15 20:59

    It makes no difference even if it's prepaid meters the power is still stolen.

  • Bongani Makhubo - 2015-02-15 21:02

    Let the people in rural areas get the blackout just like us, its fine atleast for that couple of hours they will be able to cook and charge their cellphones and kids can do homeworks. most of you are so quick to say there shud be no electrification simple bcos u dont know how hard it is to leave in a place without electricity. if u r so concerned about the electricity, disconnect ur houses then and feel it

      philip.munro.568 - 2015-02-15 21:08

      Remeber the ministers and zuma they don't experiance load shedding. Zuma don't care about loadshedding because he never went though it. Not even the minister of energy. While the poor gets hit the hardest with loadshedding.

      Gawie Zuma Pompies - 2015-02-15 21:16

      Bongani white priveledge is not money, it is we are more goal driven and clever than you. Do you think white people grow money on trees.

      sekwati.robinson - 2015-02-15 21:32

      Load shedding is rubbish,it's an insult to people who don't owe eskom even a cent.cut off power to all who owe eskom,problem solved no more load shedding.the anc led municipalities know the pepetrators

      Ria Cook - 2015-02-16 10:57

      Bongani, spoken like a real moron.

  • Johannes Machele - 2015-02-15 21:05

    Couldn't they fix and do maintenance before adding more woes to the grid, or its a question of installation and people will have power in 2020, planning is important or seeing they have lost vote trying to trick poor people again, this corrupted Mafia must be removed starting next year

  • catcha.wakeup - 2015-02-15 21:06

    How does jakob Nkandla know these things when he does not know about money spent on his own house? Who's fooling who?

  • Stephen Sage Wiseman - 2015-02-15 21:22

    Giving away stuff they don't have. Socialism at work

  • sekwati.robinson - 2015-02-15 21:26

    who cares,you do as you wish either way zuma.he always has a good story to tell,never even once have I heard him apologise or take responsibility for failure

      lacrimosewolf - 2015-02-15 21:56

      Mbeki did apologise to the nation. Then the ANC fired him. JZ's not going to risk history repeating itself :) ANC rule #1 - Never admit you made a mistake. ANC rule #2 - make 10 more mistakes rather than break rule #1

  • gerry.klos - 2015-02-15 21:51

    i electricity is what the president does not understand because i standard 3 does not i teach it.

  • Eksdom Zuma - 2015-02-15 21:54

    Yay! Let's add more stress to our power grid. After all the white people will pay!

  • dan.butler.7967 - 2015-02-15 21:59

    And this extra, unpaid for electricity is coming from where?

      George Slade - 2015-02-15 22:12

      The taxpayer (IE: DA Voters in the main).

  • Charles Roberts - 2015-02-15 22:13

    Based on these numbers it cost between R17 000 and R40 000 to electrify a house in these remote municipalities. Mmmmmmm

  • Mawethu Daweti - 2015-02-15 22:17

    I don't have a problem with new households being connected to the national grid but there must be no free electricity.

  • Marius Koen - 2015-02-15 22:37

    Those amounts does not add up. It's obvious corruption is at play.

  • Daniel de Faria - 2015-02-15 22:42

    Where is the power for these homes going to be produced. I would like to see the Plan government has to fix Eskom as announced at the SONA. Please make it it public so we can understand and monitor the progress.

  • Japie Moolman - 2015-02-15 22:50

    Bongani I grew up in a house with no electricity, no fridges, no microwaves and studied by candle light until matric. There was no problem with it then. We gave created a lot of problems for ourselves with all these gadgets. When the ANC took over they started closing down power stations in Mpumalanga and retrenched employees. How clever was that when they expanded their consumer base. Driving a V8 car with a lawnmower petrol tank. Decide for yourself. Do you know how much money is owed to municipalities for unpaid electricity? Another brilliant strategy of the ANC struggle that is biting them in the backside - don't pay your municipal accounts. What you sow is what you reap !!!!

  • Hauke Liefferink - 2015-02-15 22:54

    Businesses will get less electricity so households can watch more TV. In an African context this makes perfect sense. Why must Zimbabwe beat us in a race to the bottom?

  • cdubruyn - 2015-02-15 23:10

    Please replace these ruling criminals with professional people that are not related to a political party. We are on a very slippery slope here

  • Matthew R Pate - 2015-02-15 23:25

    are they mad?

      lacrimosewolf - 2015-02-16 00:22

      Did you just arrive in South Africa? We're all mad. It's been like this for centuries.

  • Riaan Werner Van Wyk - 2015-02-16 04:29

    giving electricity to more people that are not able to pay for it...that makes so much sense!

  • Mario Barnard - 2015-02-16 05:42

    As we breed like rabbits with no end in sight, no baclogs will ever be met; viva votes forever!!!

  • jane.dawson.165 - 2015-02-16 05:43

    You can't supply those who already have power, and now you want to add 3.4 million more households to the grid...EISH

      Kaya Toumani Salomon Nyembezi - 2015-02-16 06:48

      This really doesn't make sense Jane. The system is already over working yet you adding more. Really the advisors are more wacko than Mr President...

  • Graham Grant Hayward - 2015-02-16 06:06

    Don't pay municipal bills.That simple.

  • Todays Realist - 2015-02-16 06:47

    I think it might be a good idea to build the Power Stations required to supply the energy before going crazy with electrification of areas. Will the people be able to pay for their electricity? If this proposal to pay R50000 per connection is going to work someone will have to pay besides TAXPAYERS! The TAXPAYERS fund is nearly empty!

  • Whiz Bang - 2015-02-16 07:14

    Provide electricity to those who always pay for it first and foremost before giving it to people who have no intention of paying i.e. Soweto residents and all those thieves who have illegal connections.

  • Bryan Coulter - 2015-02-16 07:19

    I don't belive anything the ANC or Eskom says. They are proven liars

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2015-02-16 11:10

    Will they be paying for electricity like we have to?.

  • Errence Manyama - 2015-02-16 13:31

    Guys we are not idiots,why do you want to add more problems were there is a problem by electrifying more households wereas you fail to power the ones you have currently.we really tired of your lies

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