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Our winning letter-writer this month compares the NERSA compliance scores of municipalities which have outsourced their maintenance to those that have not… (more)


Eskom boasts that it is keeping the lights on, but all too often the electricity it generates doesn’t get to end-users reliably due to the failure of various municipalities to invest in distribution infrastructure maintenance, and to effectively protect electricity and equipment from theft. Many municipal distribution networks are not in good condition, resulting in poor security and quality of electricity supply… (more)

This article examines the need for an accessible national address database (NAD) that can be used by the South African GIS community and proposes a solution for how this can be achieved… (more)

The six future REDs will be established through the merge of the electricity distribution assets of the 187 municipalities licensed to distribute electricity and the Eskom distribution assets. The pockets of good performance are becoming less and should the restructuring process be further delayed the ability to recover in the medium term will be compromised… (more)

The AMEU was recently approached for comment by the Treasury Department of a member municipality regarding some communication they had apparently received from NERSA. This followed some media reports (radio and internet, at least) on warrants being issued for the arrest of the municipal manager, the mayor and the financial head of Umsobomvu Municipality in Colesberg in the Northern Cape because they apparently ignored a court order prohibiting the practice of disconnecting consumers’ electricity because payments for other services were overdue… (more)

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