Eskom, Gauteng government team up to fix electricity problems

File: Meter tampering, electricity theft and vandalism of infrastructure are also becoming serious problems.

File: Meter tampering, electricity theft and vandalism of infrastructure are also becoming serious problems.

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JOHANNESBURG - Eskom and the Gauteng Provincial Government will collaborate to resolve electricity problems in the province.

The collaboration hopes to deal with ongoing disruptions in electricity supply in a number of areas.

Eskom is reporting that illegal connections are on the rise.

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This leads to overloading which results in failure of transformers and mini-substations.

Meter tampering, electricity theft and vandalism of infrastructure are also becoming serious problems.

Law enforcement officials will protect Eskom officials who are sometimes met with violent resistance when trying to restore power in some areas.

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