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Illegal Electricity Connections and the Battleground for Power

15 September
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ. Illegally connecting to the power grid isnโ€™t just irresponsible, itโ€™s also downright dangerous. But this hasnโ€™t stopped millions of desperate people living in informal settlements from paying a small fee to so-called Izinyoka to be provided illegal electricity. Around the country, exposed live wires threaten the lives of these residents โ€“ just one wrong step could end with someone being electrocuted. Now, as winter sets in, Eskom says itโ€™s taking strain forcing it to cut power in some areas. Carte Blanche heads to the City of eThekwini to examine this decades-long battle against illegal connections.
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