n IMIESA - The numbers of power and money : meters

Volume 41, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



EVERY CITY AND TOWN in South Africa has a daily logistical challenge, of an order of magnitude that is at times quite mind-blowing. Besides the wide range of services they provide, there is electricity, a fundamental resource that is so essential to keeping a city or town running all day, every day, in every month of every year. And the demand is growing. At an average urbanisation growth rate of 2.4% per annum, this translates into 330 000 new households every year, or over 1 320 000 people who make cities and towns their home.

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