Three million homes without power
Cape Town - Over three million households in South Africa have no electricity, an energy department official said on Tuesday.
Kwazulu-Natal was the hardest hit at 24% of households, with Gauteng and the Eastern Cape not far behind, said Integrated National Electrification Programme director Wolsey Barnard.
He said that of the 3.4 million households, two thirds were formal and a third were informal.
Barnard was addressing reporters at the launch of energy month in Cape Town.
The department's goal was to ensure 92% of national formal households had access to electricity by 2015.
Since the advent of democracy in 1994, over 5.4 million households had been electrified.