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State-owned electricity company Eskom has made "significant progress" in a R97-billion programme to revamp South Africa's electricity infrastructure, says Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin.
South African state electricity company Eskom plans to spend R97-billion over the next five years on building new power plants and refurbishing old ones.
State-owned enterprises Eskom and Transnet are to get the lions share of the more than R370 billion set aside by government for infrastructure development, Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said on Monday.
State companies Eskom and Transnet will spend in the region of R134-billion on infrastructure development over the next five years to stimulate the country's economic growth.
The government has embarked on a campaign to use energy-efficient sources of lighting in its buildings as part of efforts to encourage environmentally friendly practices in the country.
Directory of Eskom call centres, plus contacts for the National Electricity Regulator.