Editorial

If only we could redirect this enterprising spark

01 March 2020 - 00:03 By Sunday Times Editorial

SA's electricity crisis has inadvertently spawned a sophisticated underground network of young entrepreneurs. In two stories today, the Sunday Times reveals how young unemployed people are being trained - and then paid - to illegally connect homes to the grid.

In Nkaneng, a small informal settlement near Rustenburg, enterprising residents chipped in to buy a transformer, poles and cables before hooking up to the electricity grid of a local mine about a kilometre away...

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