New Solar High Mast Lights Contribute to Safer Communities
Informal settlements that have not been electrified tend to be dark at night, making residents vulnerable to crime.
As part of the City’s programme to make informal settlements habitable and restore human dignity by installing basic services, the City has installed solar high masts lights at Tsietsi Phase 5, in Katlehong.
The solar technology provides a low cost, low maintenance lighting to communities.
Ekurhuleni experiences electricity grid overload in winter seasons due to illegal connections and meter bypass, resulting in outages. Renewable energy such as solar provides energy source to communities without adding further load to the grid.
Residents are urged to protect this infrastructure as it is for their own benefit, and other communities are also in need of the same infrastructure, provided through limited government resources.