Use electricity sparingly, urges Gigaba

2012-09-29 20:17
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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East London - Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba on Saturday urged Mdantsane residents in the Eastern Cape to use electricity wisely.

"We have noted with concern that energy is slowly becoming a scarce resource... it is against this background that 49M was launched, to urge South Africans to partner with us as we try to create a country that is energy efficient," Gigaba said.

He was speaking at the 49M national roadshow at the Sisa Dukashe stadium.

Gigaba called on individuals and businesses to support the 49 million campaign and save electricity.

He urged residents to follow electricity saving tips like using electricity sparingly between 17:00 and 21:00.

"The country consumes a lot of electricity during this period... it is simple acts like these that make a huge difference on the power grid."

Earlier on Saturday, Gigaba had conducted door-to-door visits where he exchanged old light bulbs in some households with new energy efficient light bulbs.

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