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Steenhuisen says DA has a plan for ANC’s electricity crisis

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Steenhuisen has called on South Africans to free themselves from the ANC’s electricity crisis by voting for his party, as its municipalities allegedly offer stable and reliable electricity supply.

Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), John Steenhuisen issued a statement on Tuesday, 21 September 2021, expressing that if people want to be free from the African National Congress’ (ANC) electricity crisis, then the DA has a plan. He emphasised that in the upcoming elections, voters could vote to free themselves from the ANC’s electricity crisis.

Steenhuisen believes that it is time for the country to be liberated from the electricity crisis, after the Modder East Substation in Ekurhuleni went up in flames, leaving parts of the metro without power, which the leader noted to be a regular occurrence. He also believes South Africa’s local municipalities need a DA-led administration to free them from the electricity challenges as residents deserve a government that gets things done by keeping the lights on and growing local economies. The party further assured that DA-led municipalities have stable and reliable electricity supply.

What more has the DA said on the matter of Ekurhuleni’s electricity crisis?

The DA stated that electricity blackouts are a regular thing in the metro, attributing it to the abject failure of the municipality to secure a stable and reliable electricity supply, and failures at a national level.

How does the DA manage its electricity for the City of Cape Town?

The city has made use of the 160 megawatts Steenbras Hydro Pump Station to supplement its electricity supply when needed. As a result, Cape Town is therefore able to offset stages one and two of Eskom’s load-shedding.

How does the DA handle its electricity for Stellenbosch?

DA Mayor, Gesie van Deventer signed a memorandum of understanding with partners in the private sector to break free from the power utility, Eskom, entirely. As a result, it has begun processes to become the first energy-independent municipality using green sustainable alternatives.

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