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Uganda: Umeme tackles illegal electricity connections

Earlier this week, Umeme’s managing director, Celestino Babungi, launched the campaign in a bid to curb illegal electricity connections, which results in unbilled electricity leading...
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Kenya’s illegal connection crack down continues

On Wednesday, Kenya’s power utility, Kenya Power, recovered ten illegal connection lines and seven prepaid meters from Igoji and Kanyakine areas in Meru County. The...
Electricity-theft-meter-tampering-1-photo-by-Eskom

Gauteng power outages result of illegal connections and non-payment

Last week, South African parastatal Eskom, said that the recent power outages in the Gauteng region are the result of illegal connections and non-payment,...

Industry Insight: Eskom speaks on illegal electricity use in the Western...

In South Africa and in particular the Western Cape Province, the number and size of informal settlements has been on the increase. In many cases...
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Illegal power: FM station steals from Ghana’s ECG

A private commercial radio station in Ghana is being investigated by the Central Regional Loss Control Unit of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)...

Seven killed due to illegal electricity connection in Kilimanjaro

Warning has been issued to residents in the Kilimanjaro region about the dangers of Illegal power connections, after seven people were killed between April...

Cost of illegal activities on utilities networks more than just money

[img:Rens-Bindeman.thumbnail.jpg|Rens Bindeman,
Technical Advisor,
SARPA]11 March 2013 - On the last day of January 2012, two trains collided outside of Pretoria, the administrative heart of South Africa. Two people were fatally injured, 19 critically and about 300 – many of whom school children – suffered minor injuries. Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa CEO Mosengwa Mofi said at the time that the most likely cause was the theft of two 25 m cables, which disrupted the automated signalling system.

Cost of illegal activities on utilities networks more than ‘just money’

On the last day of January this year, two trains collided outside of Pretoria, the administrative heart of South Africa.

Two people were fatally injured, 19 critically and about 300 – many of whom school children – suffered minor injuries.  Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa CEO Mosengwa Mofi said at the time that the most likely cause was the theft of two 25m cables, which disrupted the automated signalling system.

Eskom recovers R6 million from illegal users

[img:Assesment2.thumbnail.jpg| ]Johannesburg, South Africa --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 20 June 2011 - Over the past year Eskom has disconnected power from 10 000 illegal electricity consumers in South Africa, and has recovered more than R6 million from people guilty of illegal electricity connections.

On Friday the parastatal also withdrew the statement that farmers were the biggest culprits in terms of stealing electricity. Earlier this year, Eskom had said that farmers were responsible for large-scale electricity theft ‒ an accusation which caused widespread discontent in the farming community.

Move to reduce illegal consumption of power

[img:Thieves - Pic 1_0.jpg|Electricity meters
‒ Eskom says up to
6% are tampered with]Johannesburg, South Africa --- ESI-AFRICA.COM --- 20 January 2011 - In an effort to reduce the illegal consumption of power ‒ which is estimated to cost the economy about R4.4 billion a year ‒ Eskom is investigating other laws under which electricity thieves can be charged, such as fraud and racketeering, as well as the possibility of seizing offenders’ assets.

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