On Tuesday, 2 April 2019, the City of Johannesburg switched on another 99 public lights on Olifantsfontein Road in Midrand. This comes after 167 streetlights were also installed in Midrand in streets that include New Road, Springfield, Winnie, Surrey, Neptune, Guilford, Walton and 7th Avenue.
In order to keep these lights on and out of easy reach from vandals, City Power used 11,5 meter poles and 250 watts luminaires. These will ensure that this dark stretch of road will be well lit at night.
These 266 streetlights were installed at a cost of R1,6 million and through employment of 20 local labourers.
City Power has installed 2 020 new streetlights across Johannesburg during the course of both the 2017/18 and 2018/18 financial years. In the current financial year alone, R40 million has been invested on installation of new streetlights. This despite the entity facing a massive infrastructure backlog.
Under the banner of Diphetogo, the City will indeed continue to deliver real change to our communities.
Numerous installation and maintenance projects are happening throughout the City. While new streetlights are being installed, City Power continues to maintain over 270,000 existing streetlights.
As we continue to strive to deliver quality basic services to residents of Johannesburg, we also encourage residents to report vandalism of our infrastructure, including that of street lights, so that we can ensure speedy repair and restoration.
If residents suspect any vandalism or criminality, they can report it anonymously to 0800 002 587. Residents can also report non-functioning streetlights to 0860 562 874 or log a call on citypower.mobi
This administration will continue to tackle basic infrastructure backlogs.
I would also like to thank the members of our coalition government, the IFP, ACDP, COPE, UDM and Freedom Front Plus for their continue support in bringing change to the residents of our city.
Though not a member of our coalition, my thanks also goes to the EFF, who votes with us on an issue by issue basis, for their efforts in helping to bring services to our residents.