Electricity for all by 2014 - minister

2012-06-02 19:57

Pretoria - Latsmatfheko Pani wrote to the presidency ahead of the state of the nation address.

She asked Zuma to intervene with the water problem affecting the impoverished community for the last two years.

As a result of Pani's e-mail a reservoir and 10 bore holes have been constructed in the village.

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said an additional 14 bore holes would be constructed to assist the water supply in the area. The City of Tshwane would also supply water.

Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters said government had a program to ensure that all houses were supplied with electricity by 2014.

She said in the previous financial year 1000 households received electricity in Carousel View and more would be considered in the coming year.

  • Graham.Cooper2 - 2012-06-02 20:01

    I just wonder who will pay and who will get it all for free, then again we will pay extra so others can have it for free.

      Ian - 2012-06-02 20:16

      HAAAAA HAAAAAAA HAAAAAAA!!!!!! They can't even keep a constant supply to the few who HAVE electricity!!!! The 'minister' who said that should wipe their mouth, 'cause their lips are covered in the s**t they talk!!!

      Jan - 2012-06-02 20:40

      Who is "we" - last time i checked EVERYONE pays taxes - when you buy a product or service you pay VAT - so effectively we all are taxespayers - yes blacks too!

      sven.gohre - 2012-06-02 20:51

      @Jan, what has tax got to do with paying for electricity? I suppose you believe that what you contribute in VAT covers all services including electricity, water, rubbish removal and sewerage disposal. Do you have one very big surprise coming your way, lol.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-02 20:53

      Great achievement JZ, and don't worry about all these negative comments, they would ,in any case, never have voted for you !!!

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-02 20:57

      Taxes from RSA will pay for it's progress. This is how every other country operates as well. Next on the agenda is ensuring a lager percentage of the Mineral wealth plundered from this country stays in this Economy instead of a few hundred people getting super rich on this country's mineral wealth. These funds will accelerate our progress forward exponentially. The sooner we remove poverty the better off all South Africans will be . Crime will drop , Kids will have a better future and the rest of the world will take notice and stop devaluing our currency.

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-06-02 22:24

      Bloody agent!!!! Lol. @Peggysven, that question should be directed to Agent. He said we will pay extra so OTHERS can have it for free, hmmmmm, pay what, is this Agent a govt sponsor or Eskom finacier? What r u talking about Agent, and who's this WE in this particular rate payers? Since Peggysven knows it all maybe she can tell us.

      Andrew - 2012-06-03 00:39

      Paid from tax. Our tax on petrol R5 a liter, tax increase on water, tax increase on electricity, tax our roads, tax farmers more, tax our refuse more, tax for healthcare we don't use, tax tax tax tax but nothing's improving. Doesn't make sense to me. I'll become self sufficient and not have to pay tax for anything anymore.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-06-03 10:37

      Jan clearly is an apologist. The tax payers are the WE and the masses are the THEY. THEY vote and WE suffer because THEY vote to make US pay. If you don't pay income tax then you should not vote. Simple.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-03 11:12

      Jan, watch your blood pressure young man. Some of your arguments are a bit naive, don't push it.

      sven.gohre - 2012-06-03 13:19

      @ Jan/rat-sack, yes he is right, there have been 25% increases in the cost of electricity for the past few years meaning those that pay for electricity have to pay more so that those that jget it for free can increase in numbers. The fact is tax does not pay for electricity, the users who pay do. Eishcom is busy building new power stations, but they borrowed that money from International banks who would only give them the money if they increased the tarrif so as to be able to afford the Billions that were borrowed. What with tender shananigans and the natural flow of bribes to government idiots, the cost is almost double of what it would cost to build the same capacity anywhere else in the world. Guess who pays it back, not the tax payers, but those that actually pay Eishcom for their electricity and therefore subsidise those that steal it and those that get the first X amount of electricity free. That you do not see this, just shows you have no idea how the economy works.

      Fussed - 2012-06-03 14:08

      BUT At what cost

      Cameron - 2012-06-03 16:11

      @JAN Did anyone mention race u narrow minded buffoon???? NO! He says we, as those who pay the ridiculously high electricity bills! Get that simba chip of your shoulder!

      Jan - 2012-06-03 17:49

      Watkykj - what are you his mouthpiece? Who did he mean by "we" and "others"?

      farmfreund - 2012-06-03 18:36

      Yes and 2010 he wanted to create 500 000 jobs instead we lost 1 mil jobs, he wanted to hand over 30% of agricultural land to the black farmers nothing happend they delivered 8% Zuma the black people in this country is fedup with government lies, whay make such a statement if you cant even offer them the basics like water a toilet and education , now you are talking about electricity to everybody, you cant even supply anoth to the industry in this country how the hell do you want to supply everybody, please man step down and go away for ever

      Craig - 2012-06-04 08:47

      It will never happen, history is clear with these guys, all they can do is talk and even that they don't do well, I'm embarased for them and our country as a whole, it is sadly very clear they have no idea what is going on and lie full time because they do not know what they are talking about !

      Hugh - 2012-06-04 17:13

      Tamaranui - heard that story before we were told blacks steal becuase they were not being paid a living wage. Well they got that living wage and more and there has been no let up to the pilfering. How do you answer that one? @Jan If vat was a tax to cover electricity and water then most are being double taxed. I for one object to paying twice for others to get free or debt written off.

      Mc Segal - 2013-12-02 00:14

      Less than 30 days to go Minister,,,,

  • Irene - 2012-06-02 20:07

    Bwha ha ha ha ha ha! Like the 500 000 jobs?

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 00:08

      Coconut, its an art to deliver a decent comment (aliet a crack at humour) clearly nobody in the whole of south africa likes you or your comments, have your ever thought of ending your life, please do.

      Oscar - 2012-06-03 06:32

      Irene, it is actually possible to achieve the goal of electricity to all unlike the jobs thing. You just drop a few roles of cable in the informal settlements and townships and the people will take care of the connection to the grid.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-03 06:38

      Tamaranui, You must not worry, the likes of Irene and Gestoffe, will ALWAYS vote for a MINORITY party!!!

      Paul - 2012-06-03 07:43

      They get leagle electricity then they by pass the meter

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-03 08:12

      Paul, How sad, that for you, this is a country of "we" and 'they"

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 08:53

      @AnthonyFromTheBush- It's the educated ones that vote for the minority party, you vote for the majority party don't you? That means you support a corrupt government, that means you are a thief/ know about it but continue to support your black brother.....VIGS will be upon you, and your government wont help....ha ha ha.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-03 09:53

      Gestoffe, ""VIGS will be upon you, and your government wont help....ha ha ha'' It are comments like these, that make me ashamed to be white You are nothing than an uneducated piece of sh.t !!!

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 10:00

      "It are comments like these, that make me ashamed to be white " Can i tell you where the highest building is....end it now son. the world doesnt need you "You are nothing than an uneducated piece of sh.t !!!" *sigh* that is the best part of your comment, real gemstone! I guess i fall into the masses category then?

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 10:06

      @ Anthony, I am adult enough to realize that some folk here are tainted. It's cool mate.

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 10:13

      If we so tainted, what you doing here then....surely if you so offended you would just leave.....or perhaps just a troll? I would love to hear "It's cool mate" in your tongaat accent - must be a firkin laugh to hear somebody from tongaat trying to be a kiwi.....go back to new zealand, please.....they might have revoked your deportation papers.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-03 10:15

      Gestoffe, ""I guess i fall into the masses category then?"" No, you are soooo wrong, The majority of Blacks and Whites are not in your catagory. They have decency in them, what you lack of !!!

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 10:44

      ah- I like that decency subject. If i have no decency, and i am not in the majority or the minority, where would i be then? Same category as your anc government? How is it that you know your government is stealing millions, allowing rape, murders, etc and you still vote for them....are you a decent person? I really dont care what you think of me, it is what i think that matters.

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 10:56

      """Allowing crime"" We have a SAPS and the Judiciary...ever heard of these organizations??? You see articles where Crims are charged,arrested,Tried and convicted. You have to stop believing in your lies. Turn the negativity dial down a tad, Tis a Sunday after all........

  • lownabester - 2012-06-02 20:14

    Let me make a note of this date, And we will talk again in 3 years time. Sorry we still waiting for money!!!!

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-06-02 20:48

      Have some faith, u angry human being!!!

      Brad.Kopping - 2012-06-02 23:50

      lets all start a pool and say that ANC f***s this up in 2014 and they'v only deliverd electricity for 2 houses xD PMPL!!! R100 in the pool so far!

      Charnelle - 2012-06-03 16:36

      @ Mtshezi, have soem faith in what?

      lotus.river.5 - 2012-06-04 06:21

      Erran at the rate of 1000 household installation per township, which is what they did last year(that's if all townships are involved),2014 is much much too ambitious.I'm just hoping I have enough money then so that I can take the government to court and sue them for empty promises

  • Lacrimose - 2012-06-02 20:14

    I've been hunting about for a post in another article where the person asserted that whilst they had taps in their township, all they gave were bruises as people bumped into them in the dark. No water comes out of them. So is the this electricity-for-all-campaign going to be the same? Electricity poles without electricity? (apologies, could not find the 'tap' article - it was about 2 weeks ago).

      Mc Segal - 2013-12-02 00:16

      Today is 2 December 2013............

  • sbudesh1 - 2012-06-02 20:15

    Thanks ANC

      Irene - 2012-06-02 20:27

      OMG! And you believe it? Ever heard of the saying: Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me?

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-02 20:58

      Yes we believe...........We are Free to do so and the facts dictate that we are progressing.

      Irene - 2012-06-02 21:04

      Tammy ~ baaaah baaah baaah baaah! How's the rest of the flock?

      grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-06-02 21:21

      Tammy the facts are??? Everyday we read about complaints about service delivery, crime stats on the rise(worse than they've ever been), government corruption etc etc... THOSE ARE FACTS!!!

      Brad.Kopping - 2012-06-02 23:52

      you knw the ANC is f****n wit you right? their not ACTUALLY gonna do anything or provide infrastructure...its gonna just go un-attended and sink deeper into the hole JUST like thier other empty promises like the 5 million jobs in 5 years plan. Please, give me a break, educate yourself, use common sense and STOP supporting these clowns.

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 00:00

      Coconut, the facts are that YOUR anc are dictators and you are brainwashed. Clearly you a fool to believe they we are progressing...where are we progressing exactly? The country is in its worst state ever. You are the epitome of anc voter, BS yourself all day long....the bush awaits you.

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 00:10

      TAMA_NAAI_DO - go and read this you plonker.

      Nicolaas - 2012-06-03 04:02

      @TAMARA, I am sure that you gave Manyi a standing ovation when he made the statment that the Indians negotiated their way up hey! If my party leaders insult me like that, I would really consider voting for the opposition, as it means they thinks nothing of me. Instead you, with your head stuck so deep into their ass, stil come and defend them here! GHANDI WOULD BE SO PROUD OF YOU!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-03 07:04

      Gestoffe, """" Lets make a deal; I will read the above article, and you read just for one week the business and economy sections,on this News24 site. Than , just maybe, you will get it between your ears, that unemployment is a massive problem the world over. In Europe it is the worst it has ever been, with countries like Spain, now over 30 % . The USA , almost 10 %. China's economy slowing down drastically!!!! You don't think that this is not effecting SA, and that it is so much harder now, to get foreign investments, which could have helped create jobs ?? Stop being so clever (!!!) arogant and plain stupid. And to say that SA is in a worse shape ever, is not only untrue, but plain childish. Grow up !!

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 08:55

      NicolAAs I know that Manyi is an Individual hence not a full represention of the ANC. Here's a lesson for you to appreciate.

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 08:58

      At the end of the day, It does not matter what a few Hundred detractors spew at this biased site as the FACTS indicate a different Trend. Jump on board or be left behind.....Try being a proud South African. We have forgiven and would just like to move on together with all Brothers and Sisters, Lest we forget.

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 09:08

      @Anthony from the bush = "The world over" governments don't blind-side the voters into promises they cant keep. Those that did are getting over-thrown....have YOU read the news lately. Grow up, i will definitely grow up, if it means stealing, thieving, raping and all other criminal activities. You support a government that is corrupt....WHY DONT YOU READ THE EFFING NEWS FOR A WEEK AHOLE. Clearly you are a criminal too....naturally you condone all these activities. You also have no moral fibre in your body....... If there was NOT so much missing money, there would be more for all. PS I will also start singing "kill the boer" basically because its the mature thing to do. PPS I will also go and get 30 wives, so what if its illegal under ENGLISH COMMON LAW (something that our law is supposed to be based on) its because it the mature thing to do and I still live in the 1800's SCR*W you and your grow.

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 09:15

      @Anthonyfrom the bush - The double standards are beyond me here, tama-naai-do says we are thriving, you say we are not.....please draw me a picture a I don't understand, i am just a stooooooopid white man. While we on the topic of electricity - why did EISH-com have to borrow all that funding? I want to hear this from somebody that votes "Ahole 'N Corporated"

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 09:24

      Step up to the Adult's discussion...........

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 09:38

      You never answer, because you cant. We all know is that you are a liar and you have been exposed many times..... remember the maritime expert? remember the "so much money, i can retire"? Lie after lie. Tainted soul, is this not a tainted soul? You continue to support a government that thieves and supports genocide - who is the Tainted soul now? "Tainted soul" - obviously something you have just learnt as you have you used it about 5 times in the forum today. Anything out of calcutta is a tainted soul, that is a FACT, just yesterday got lied to by one.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-03 09:47

      Gestoffe, I was not to sure what to make of all your comments, full of swearing, filths and ignorance; ""governments don't blind-side the voters into promises they cant keep"" Haha, you can't be serious !!!! ""You support a government that is corrupt"" It is so easy to spew out insults, come show you a man, who can back up your accusations; Which member of this government is corrupt, and what facts have you got about their corruption ? Talking about corruption; You make out, Black man, corrupt, and White man, not corrupt . Than you live in a silly fantasy world. Most large corruption cases, involve European companies......It takes two to tango !! Remember the Jacky Selebi corruption case, are you telling me that Glen Agliotti is Black ??????????????????? Tell me something else, how does it effect JZ performance of running the country, if he has one wive or 5 wives ?????? And than I came to your last sentence , with; "Ahole `N Corporated" and than realized I was talking to a 7 year old kid !!!!!

      Andrew - 2012-06-03 10:07

      Gestoffle. Shut up. You're not making any sense, just blurting out.we all want to move forward but seriously, the ANC? There are many parties to choose from who need a chance now. If we cycle through the parties, we won't have this disturbed nation. It is true that there is a world recession and we've come up strong. But making these empty promises are daft and just cause more caos. The ANC wonder why they face so many service delivery strikes. Look at the failed promises just in the last 2 years never mind the other 16. I can also say that by the end of the year I'll be driving a Ferrari, but my reality is that I'll be driving my Nissan 1400

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 10:13

      Many of us see the progress. For whatever reason some seem to want to believe that the past regime was the best way forward. well the World and the disadvantaged disagreed, for obvious reasons. We have forgiven and want to progress together. It would have been easy for the Government to say all Non-indigenous Africans must go. This was a possibility however forgiveness was offered and many realize this. Just an insensitive few continue to dwell in the Past.

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 10:35

      Anthony from the bush - where did i say black people are corrupt? the government is corrupt from the top to the bottom. None of your comments have substance, shows your level of education, then again you are in the majority of the voters arent you? If i had to trawl finding links to the daily stories, i would be here for the rest of the year. Do you actually read the news or have you got friggin blinkers i said you are either a BS'er or cant see. I cant help but think of the R50bn+ that went missing last year - UNACCOUNTED FOR!! Glen Agliotti - is not in government at the moment, but he is a criminal so he might be in the running. Any white must fry, if corrupt. You are obviously corrupt too. @Andrew - no can do man, you will hear me lots, especially about this corrupt government. It might not make sense to you, but hang around a bit, you will see what we dealing with here. Government - also means bottom up departments.

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 11:04

      Our Constitution is Not based on English law however a combination of African and English/European law hence the President is not guilty of polygamy( Very English term ) That's where a stumbling block may lie as we must consider this is Africa. For all her failings we will put them right in time, Be glad that Indigenous people don't kick out. They still remain friendly and wiling to make this country a beacon to the rest of Africa. Be happy to be Afropean, Tis a rare breed only afforded to a few million. Why would you want to be Europeans when there are 100's of millions of them ??? This Land for all it's hardship makes South Africans unbeatable as the ones that have left , most have done pretty well. Mind you they stole enough from this country to get a head start overseas.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-03 11:08

      Gestoffe, And don't forget the "private" MTN company in your corruption list !!

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 11:29

      Anthony - what ever you say.....bit off the topic, but thats okay. Cant help but think who are the MTN directors involved...... Tama-coconut - its actually roman dutch law - which is where english common is derived - cases of precedent are very common - polygamy is against the court of law - leaves us at double standard hey? But you are expert at law hey? SA is a fork up all round, too many cultures........ Common i challenge you to come kick me out, why dont you put your money where your mouth is. Be careful you and your tongaat mates dont get kicked out, i dont think you realise how much blacks hate you. You too should be thankful. "Mind you they stole enough from this country to get a head start overseas." Could we have proof, or that just a racist comment? You went overseas, with what money eh? Typical ANC/african/zim comment, we want your investment money, but you are not allowed to make a return.......or maybe a communist regime actually?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-03 11:35

      Gestoffe, It is soo easy to make negative comments, as a matter of fact, it is the ignorant and lazy man's way of "contributing" to soceity!! Sure, corruption is a major problem in our country, but if you had some fairness in you, and you would open your eyes, and take those silly and childish anti ANC blinkers off, you would see that this government has made great progress addressing corruption. Take the Dept of Home Affairs. Not only under the government of, Thabo Mbeki, but also under the last NAT governments, this department was totally corrupt, and with that totally useless and inefficient. Today, at this department, there is very little corruption, and are amazingly efficient. What is your problem, that you can't acknowledge this great achievement. The same as the subject of this article, to see that the majority of South Africans will have access to electricity. Why don't you acknowledge that when the ANC took over from the NATS, they got a country in shambles, especially when it came to services for the Black communities????

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 11:42

      THX Anthony,

      Gestoffle - 2012-06-03 13:43

      "especially when it came to services for the Black communities" What must i acknowledge exactly? That majority breed like flies and the infrastructure could not cope with the population growth at the time...and still cant.. and of coz, its not traditional that having as many children as possible, is a sign of wealth in the black culture......i am much closer to the black culture than you may think. Even the blacks complain!!! Of course the nats were corrupt, i never said they were not...the thing is, are they still in power? there was no place for them, just like the ANC. I have moved on, have you?...lets talk current affairs. "It is soo easy to make negative comments"......yes so you want us to roll over and play dead and just ignore all the murders (black on black too) We can be as positive as possible about the lottery, but in fact 99.9% will not prosper. When are you going to see that ANC is lacking in service delivery.....I dont have to worry i am okay,I am talking about there own people.......and then proceed to say everything is are lying to yourself sweet cheeks. The very fact that you have to come here to defend the ANC, proves you..... well....being defensive.....the facts are there daily "Today, at this department, there is very little corruption, and are amazingly efficient. " FFS you have been living under a rock....are you really that stooooopid that you dont keep tabs on this dept...frankly i dont have the time to find all the stories

      Nicolaas - 2012-06-03 21:33

      @TAMARA, You see how really stupid you are? Manyi represent the ALL NATIONAL CRIMINAL PARTY, He says what they told him to say! did you hear any one of those pigs reprimanded him for making that statement? NO!!!!!!!, wwhy not? Because they agreed and stand by what he said! the only person that rebuked him via the media was Trevor Manual, and guess what, Manual were reprimanded for rebuking Manyi!!!! Now please go and play with your blow up doll!

  • bertie.brink - 2012-06-02 20:18

    Ha all Lies!!!! they try to make you believe that it will happen! All african politicians live in a dream world. since 94 ANC been in power they told their people they will have food and houses and still after so many years nothing has happend I ASK THE ANC WHY???? so you can live in your fancy houses and nice cars like Zuma and Malema!

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-02 20:32

      Well maybe this explains the 25% increase p.a we've been hit with over the last couple of years. This year's reprieve, from 25% down to 16%, isn't set to last. So great, all the people may well get electricity by 2014, but will they be able to pay for it?

      bertie.brink - 2012-06-02 21:59

      I just want to add to another point to this. less than 2 years to supply all rural areas of the country with power. remember this is new cables, sub stations, transformer houses, pylons, power stations and the list goes on if they said by 2020 yes i would say thats more realistic. i would mind the extra tax cause this will help our country becoming better. my problem is just the lies the ANC feed us everyday! i install fiber optic cables process is much like power cables to do this project in less than 2 years is near impossible im sorry

  • Trevor - 2012-06-02 20:54

    Hahaha...and who pays for this????? yes and the others will get it for free..... 14 bore holes....but eish...da pumps have been stolen....bwahhhh

  • grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-06-02 21:10

    Hmmm 2014 every household will have electricity hey? Hahaha... What a joke! Anyone in this country who believes that is delusional!!! But just let's pretend the ANC achieves this 'promise'.... My question or challenge is - this means that the government promises to create jobs for all the unemployed people by 2012 too, otherwise how the hell are they going to PAY for this electricity????

      Jan - 2012-06-02 21:52

      Grace do u know where criminals come from? They come from extreme poverty and lack of education. When u mock these people u make some angry. U rather commit to pay for the electricity of these people from you own salary bcos these same people will bcome criminals and you may be their next victim. Think before you comment.

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-02 22:35

      @Jan - the lowliest Member of Parliament (MP) earns about R30 000 a month which EXCLUDES, travel, housing, security!, medical aid, pension, flights, hotels, overseas junkets, government credit cards. A cabinet minister earns circa R75 000 a month with even more benefits. Between Cabinet Ministers and MPs they still managed to STEAL 75% of the budget in the last year - on top of their salaries and benefits. They are the creators of extreme poverty and yet heroes to those who are genuinely poor. I hope you're going to call upon these people to pay for electricity from their own salaries. Because we are all, already, the victims of these criminals.

      Nicolaas - 2012-06-03 04:06

      @DOMJAN, rather commit your house, your blue sabre, your salary to the 14 boreholes and electricity if you feel so strong about your commitment to them? Guess not hey! You will rather tell other people to do it, your liberal piece of rubbish.

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 09:00

      Tommy is obviously in dream land or White criminals have instantly become Black......Get an unbiased opinion......

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 09:01

      Kotze is now a Xhosa or some other African....hey Tommy. This is one example.......There are many many more.

      Rob - 2012-06-03 09:06

      @ Tommy.100% fugging cowards !

      Jacqui - 2012-06-03 11:24

      Jan again you are being naive. I have lived in places where the people were poor, very poor and illiterate as well. No one locked their doors and no one was burgled and no child was ever harmed. They shared what little they had and never complained. Now if you are correct why didn't they turn into the criminals you are excusing?. You are on a quest to save guard South Africa from white racism. Take it from me, it doesn't work. But also take it from me that excusing every thing the black man do, is not helping them because all you are is just another patronizing white who think he knows what is ailing them. How are you helping them by throwing in white windows?

      Jan - 2012-06-03 14:43

      Tommy - I bet the colored population in the western cape came from thin air. Clearly black women werent raped by white men? But i digress, heres a current day story - white male kid raped by domestic female worker - im sure you believe this is how it happened : What is the white population about 8 million? What is black population about 40 million? So statistically the chances of being attacked by a black criminal is much HIGHER. Did you not read the story of the white hijackers who hijacked a black man recently? Youre a racist clearly if you think white people dont do crime! How many white people live in poverty vs black people? People in poverty and uneducated will do crime - sadly theres more of them in the black population than the article below...

  • hennie.buys1 - 2012-06-02 21:13

    Should maybe read: All houses to have electricity once a week by 2014 :P

      Nicolaas - 2012-06-03 04:07

      @Hennie, one day a year until 2014 sounds more like it!

  • peter.mokoena.31 - 2012-06-02 21:14

    Its not gonna happens by 2014, just doing it for votes, better the ANC, than years of oppression, at least we all go to same places, use same facilities. A( least we can't go back.. Still pays tax to benefits the havenots, even though corruptiona, but I am free with gud white neighbours, sharing whisky as I comment. FREEDOM

      Jan - 2012-06-02 21:31

      Love it! Enjoy.

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-02 22:43

      The next general election is in 2014. It's a long time to wait. And it's a big promise to make for an election year. So will it be, like last time, "vote now, we'll solve the problems later?"

  • Jacqui van Deventer - 2012-06-02 21:26

    is that with or without load shedding? twice this week we have had no electricity. so the cables might be laid but electricity is not guaranteed

  • grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-06-02 21:29

    And ONE more thing to contemplate.. ESKOM can't even provide a decent service now... How they gonna cope with the new 'ANC electricity promise'? The municipalities are all bankrupt through corruption

      grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-06-02 21:37

      P.S. The ANC have banned eating cake at public ralleys cos the poor can't afford it... Lol!!! How they gonna afford electricity? THINK!!!

      Charnelle - 2012-06-03 16:32

      No more cake for the ANC, no more cake! BWAHAHAHAHAH.

  • Gerhard - 2012-06-02 21:36

    Is the Zuma government spitting and vomiting over its voters again?

      Azande - 2012-06-02 22:54


  • Gerhard - 2012-06-02 21:40

    Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters said government had a program to ensure that all houses were supplied with electricity by 2014. And if not, he will resign being an honourable man.

      Sean - 2012-06-02 21:55

      She's a female!!!

  • sandywsa - 2012-06-02 22:32

    They must mean to say: all houses within specified areas. That would make more sense

  • hc12345 - 2012-06-02 22:47

    I think it is a bit early to start making election promises that will never be materialize.....

  • Azande - 2012-06-02 22:52

    I would really be interested in the details of that elctricity programme. Last time I checked we constantly have to check power alerts on tv and do as requested ie switch off geysers, lights etc. The infrastructure programme which will require power is being rollout. There are more houses being contsructed which require power. Now, all households will be electrified by 2014. This does not sound realistic given the silence about development of power plants to boost the supply which in fact is struggling to meet the current power demand. Maybe this means by 2014 all households will be supplied with electricity once in two days. Another yada yada shops continued...

      Ditantane - 2012-06-02 23:23

      they are only talking about a specific area not the entire country.

      Irene - 2012-06-03 02:25

      Ditantane ~ Thanks for pointing that out - only a specific area. So when will the rest of the country be getting 'electricity for all'? 50 years?

      sanet.oelofse - 2012-06-03 07:04

      When jesus comes again, that's when.

  • Mlondolozi - 2012-06-02 23:01

    lol yeah and jobs for by end of this week, huh!

  • stfaith.esau - 2012-06-02 23:57

    Really! A very ambitious undertaking

  • Andrew - 2012-06-03 00:32

    I recommend everyone installs solar and wind to their houses. With price increases already. Go off the grid now.

  • Theuns Jacobs - 2012-06-03 00:39

    yes and free cars, and food, and medical aid, and , and, and...dont worry, the taxman will pay. eskom is under pressure but we give more! crazy thinking.

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-06-03 06:29

    What he is saying is that all the B@stards who do thousans of illegal connections in the townships with impunity can go ahead and carry on as they are. In Dunoon you can often see them rigging up wires and cops sitting in a police-van just look at them...

      Paul - 2012-06-03 07:56

      Workers of mine live in a local township and they say everyone has an ilegal conection, they just bypass the meter

  • mastersvoice - 2012-06-03 07:02

    And so it begins - the baseless promises that simply cannot be kept, all for the sake of ensuring another term in office! Our grid cannot handle the current load, and this is not only due to a shortage of power stations, but also to the fact that the current electrical high-tension wiring is corroding. To replace the wiring will be a mammoth task, and cannot be completed in 2 years only. This means that more households may be connected to the grid, but it does not mean more people will have electricity. It may very well mean the opposite - fewer people will have electricity due to blackouts. Keep those ludicrous promises flowing ANC - the majority are gullible, and will probably vote for you again out of pure ignorance.

      rudi.debeer.5 - 2012-06-03 20:47

      Please remind me.When is the next election?

  • Erna - 2012-06-03 07:33

    Wow have they found a miraculous way of building power stations in the next year and a half? At the moment we keep on being warned to save electricity or face load shedding!

  • Sérgio - 2012-06-03 07:57

    Wow… a program, a mighty program with beautiful promises and lots of talk!

  • john.lonsdale.5 - 2012-06-03 08:11

    ooooops, there lips are moving????

  • Justice.L.Tsese - 2012-06-03 08:36

    Ye ye. This is an insult to our inteligence. The areas that don't have electricty are occupied by moslty unemployed and low income earners, how will they afford the electricty? And we have all heard the promises for basics such as education and water which are fundamental for a better groomed country.

  • Vince.York - 2012-06-03 08:47

    FREE HOUSES FOR ALL BY 1999 ???????????????????????????? and they STILL believe this BS and continue voting for their failures

  • WitWolf - 2012-06-03 08:49

    The question is... Who's going to pay and who is getting it free?

      Rob - 2012-06-03 09:09

      The poor overbreeding masses will of course get it for free. One cannot expect a household with six children and an income of less then R 5,000.00 to pay for electricity as well.

  • ThaBob - 2012-06-03 08:51

    Dear minista, I have an even better plan ! "By 2014 electricity will be paid by all"

      WitWolf - 2012-06-03 09:26

      See them rising up in masses if that idea ha come up... Everything supposed to be free....

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-03 09:25

    Lets all bypass our meters what a good idea.

      Irene - 2012-06-03 13:08

      Yes Tamara ~ Criminal offence if done by whites but not an issue when done by blacks. You make me vomit.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-03 09:26

    I have a better idea,no anc by 2014.

      WitWolf - 2012-06-03 09:32

      Awesome idea! By 2020 the country would be in a better situation then!

      Rob - 2012-06-03 09:41

      NOW you are talking Mike !

      lucky.maduwa - 2012-06-03 09:53

      there wil be no ANC in your father,s land,ANC rules till you vanish

      WitWolf - 2012-06-03 09:59

      Not so Lucky, If the anc is not eventually destroyed they will destroy themselves. And it won't happen after you vanished, it will happen in front of your eyes.

      Tamaranui - 2012-06-03 10:15

      hehehehehe...........This will never happen. We are the greatest country in the world OUR MSANZI,

      WitWolf - 2012-06-03 10:40

      Dear miss Tamaranui and your ayobaness, Greatest country? Really? Crime ridden, infected corruption, no service delivery great South Africa. Just the way you like it huh?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-03 12:24

      WitWolf, For 50 years, most Whites could not give a damn, about; Crime, in Black areas ! Corruption, because it was White corruption !! Service delivery, in Black areas!!! Great,to see you care now; THAT is what is called; PROGRESS !!!!!

      Irene - 2012-06-03 13:09

      @Witwolf ~ You have to look at who the comments come from in order to understand why such low standards are acceptable. Lucky and Tamaranui etc. don't know any better.

      Charnelle - 2012-06-03 16:21

      @Tamaranui is that why you fled to New Zealand for 13 years? Why did you leave Tamaranui?

  • Jacqui - 2012-06-03 11:11

    We didn't have electricity on Friday for a while. So I went for a walk, no use getting frustrated. But I don't believe the promises these people make so easily. The people believe them and then become frustrated when they discover that they have been lied to.

      WitWolf - 2012-06-03 11:18

      And why this promise now? Elections on the way again...

      Nicolaas - 2012-06-03 21:52

      @jacqui et al and we promise to all, no houses, no free school,no free water, no free electricity after you voted us back in govament in 2014.We have a programme in place to ensure that you stay uneducated, homeless, starving and jobless until Jesus come. This is what they should have said!

  • Sisca - 2012-06-03 13:25

    Promises again.Lying,lying and more lying

  • gustavmalan - 2012-06-03 13:50

    Ai, News24, this story makes absolutely zero sense. It might as well been written in Martian.

  • Amanda Mdoda - 2012-06-03 13:58

    i would think water and running toilets would be more importnt than electricity.

  • Fussed - 2012-06-03 14:08

    BUT at what cost

  • George - 2012-06-03 16:01

    Many promises have been made by the government but few if any kept while billions of taxpayer funds are wasted or misappropriated. The government should resign in shame and let those more capable take the reigns for the good of all South Africans. It is the misguided policies of the government's since 1994 that have perpetuated the misery of so many while so few wallow in unseemly luxury and even wish the constitutional court to protect their 'policies' which so many find objectionable.

  • Johan - 2012-06-03 20:29

    This is electric static news. The problem is that it gonna short circuit and burn us all!

  • rudi.debeer.5 - 2012-06-03 20:41

    No use in having electricity that no one can afford.

  • thenga.pfananani - 2012-06-03 21:22

    That not surprised many of us, is the same old strategy 4 the ANC wen elections are around the corner. Mxm

  • Lauden Kirk - 2012-06-03 23:34

    At who's cost??

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  • russell.w.wright.5 - 2012-06-04 07:02

    by 2014?....really? would that be possible given the current state of affairs regarding electricity generation?...and the lack of a reserve?

      russell.w.wright.5 - 2012-06-04 07:26

      We are already in deficit with regards power generation and with only one new power station set to begin producing power at some point during 2013 should the go-live date not be comprimised how will that be possible? Bear in mind that Medupi still isn't complete and will only add a mere 4800MW when completed and all turbines are on line. Medupi is a rush job and we all know what tends to happen when things are rushed. Chernobyl was rushed into production and now produces nothing but radiation. And yes I know Medupi isn't nuclear....thank God. Medupi is coal fired but we have all experienced the problems Eskom has had sourcing decent coal. Those warnings on TV are a good indication of how near we are to a complete blackout despite Eskom's vehement denials.

  • Anne-Marie - 2012-06-04 08:29

    ANC should have a joke of the day on thier website. They could start with this. Erm I hate to point this out ANC but you need money for things like this.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-06-04 10:14

    Eskom is currently charging us around 20% more for less electricity than we used to use. the average household is saving around 700Watts per hour just by changing from incandescent to florescent bulbs, We don't have a problem with a roll out of electricity but who's going to pay for it, the 10% as usual?

  • Mervyn - 2012-06-04 10:42

    legal or illegal?????

  • jdcleary - 2012-06-15 11:43

    "...government had a program to ensure that all houses were supplied with electricity by 2014" That's way too ambitious for our government. Besides, the state of the power system published by Eskom on a regular basis claims that the supply will be tight, so where exactly will all this power come from? And does this fantasy include electrifying all of the informal locations in the country?

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