The City of Cape Town says more than 97% of its residents in informal settlements have access to electricity.

Mayoral Committee Member for Energy and Climate Change, Phindile Maxiti, says 98% of households have access to refuse removal and just over 94% to sanitation.

Maxiti says 450 households in Phillipi on the Cape Flats will benefit from the latest electrification project.

He says the R2.8 million project will see households in the Jim se Bos informal settlement connected to the electricity grid.

“Access to electricity where it is possible to install is a game changer. The annual Report shows that 97,3% of our households have access to electricity, 98,4% have access to refuse removal and 94,3% have access to sanitation,” says Maxiti.

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