The westcliffe community was were subject to’upgrades’ by the municipality with new distribution boxes, but instead of an upgrade, the new boxes were set for 40watts frm 60watts. This is a sophisticated tactic of limiting supply to a community that has been illigally reconnecting themselves to claim their minimum electricity grant which Eskom and the government are not delivering. .
Eskom is supplying below cost electricity to large industrial users like BHP Billiton, whilst poor communities are facing cutoffs and massive price hikes.
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