Eskom turns 95 years today [Wednesday], and the power utility celebrate this event with 100 380 families connected the national grid over the past 6 months.
The National Treasury has made accessible R17.3 billion to Eskom and the municipalities to electrify a further 640 000 families over next three years.
South Africa would like to accomplish universal access to power by 2025.
Through an effective electrification program, Eskom has electrified more than 5 million family units inside the parastatal’s authorised territories of supply since 1990.
As indicated by Statistics South Africa, more than 90% of South Africans access to power, with most new clients now being zapped in more remote and profound rural areas.
Remarking on the Eskom’s journey of adding to the development and advancement of the general population of South Africa and its economy, Eskom’s Interim Group Chief Executive, Phakamani Hadebe stated: “Turning 95 years is an awesome point of reference for our association and a self-inspiration as we move through the liquidity and governance challenges we are thinking about as power utility. What is all the more striking about Eskom’s pleased legacy is that individuals have and will dependably stay at the core of this business whose history is profoundly implanted in the history and the improvement of South Africa.”
“Together with the Board, we are busy planning a vital structure that will guarantee that this organisation survives an additional 100 years,” added Hadede.