Making Johannesburg shine at night

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City Power has embarked on a campaign to maintain and repair the streetlights in Roodepoort and other parts of the City of Johannesburg.

This forms part of the City’s efforts to address the malfunctioning streetlights which expose residents to unnecessary danger. According to City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba, this campaign is part of the City’s Diphetogo Programme, which is bringing fundamental change to the City.

“In the 2018/ 19 financial year, the City has set aside R45 million for the installation of new public lighting city-wide, including in our informal settlements, as well as an additional R20 million for the repairs and maintenance of existing public lighting within the City,” said Mashaba.

He also mentioned that this is a substantial increase on the R1 million allocated for this purpose in the previous financial year (2017/ 18). During that period, City Power installed 1 245 streetlights across the City of Johannesburg at a cost of R7 million.

“As part of Diphetogo, our residents will experience streetlights being installed and maintained across the City in a way which makes our streets less desirable to criminals. We must make Johannesburg shine brighter at night, and assist the work done by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department and other law enforcement authorities to make our communities safer,” he said.

“During the coming weeks, City Power will cross the length and breadth of this City, from Midrand to Soweto and Roodepoort to Alexandra, repairing streetlights that have defects, straightening poles that have been knocked skew in vehicle collisions, replacing covers that have been removed through vandalism, replacing fittings and installing photo cells,” he explained.

Residents are urged to report theft and vandalism of streetlights, cable theft and vehicle collisions with streetlight poles to 011 490 7911/ 7900/ 7504/ 7553 or at their nearest police station.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at northsider@caxton.co.za  (remember to include your contact details) or phone us on 011 955 1130.

For free daily local news on the West Rand, also visit our sister newspaper websites 

Roodepoort Record

Randfontein Herald

Krugersdorp News 

Get It Joburg West Magazine

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Lungi Ndimande

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