• http://www.transitionscollective.co.za/blog/?cat=9

    water and sanitation

  • http://www.transitionscollective.co.za/blog/?cat=6

    energy

  • http://www.transitionscollective.co.za/blog/?cat=8

    waste

  • http://www.transitionscollective.co.za/blog/?cat=7

    food security

  • http://www.transitionscollective.co.za/blog/?cat=3

    co-production

  • http://www.transitionscollective.co.za/blog/?cat=5

    eco design

  • http://www.transitionscollective.co.za/blog/?cat=11

    research

energy

While acknowledging the dilemma of implementing energy grid infrastructure and global resource constraints with the resulting rise in price, a sustainable way of looking at these challenges may yet provide a solution. Residents of informal settlements challenged by this dilemma are opting for illegal connections that are provided by “energy barons” who live on the borders in communities that are connected to the national grid. These connections stretch hundreds of meters into the informal settlements and theft, tripping, overinflated price and cable snapping are a daily occurrence. Imagine waking up at 2 in the morning to chase away thieves that are interested in your cables or to be forced get onto your roof to fix the wires that have been snapped by a passing truck. Also, snapped wires may land on your shack thereby electrifying the walls of your house. Read more…

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