Knowing that good street lighting is not only an effective but much-needed means of deterring crime, promoting a safe environment, increasing economic activity and also benefitting residents, drivers and pedestrians likewise, Mogale City Local Municipality has commenced work on repairing non-functional street lights.
The street light maintenance project will not only address challenges raised by residents and local business people but also see the municipality leverage the benefits of a well-lit city.
As part of the project, outdated high energy consumption light bulbs will be replaced or retrofitted with new energy efficient bulbs to reduce the municipality’s energy usage and costs. At this stage, areas identified for the street lights project include:
- Tudor Road in Chamdor
- Maasdorp and Commissioner Streets, CBD
- Blouberg, Rudd and Fisk Streets, Noordheuwel
- Steve Biko Street, Kagiso
- Tarlton intersection
- Plot 89, Simunye
- Adcock Street, Chamdor
- Orient Hills, Magaliesburg
- Extension 11, Kagiso (street lights will be installed in five streets namely Silas Mphathi, Victor Njoli, Mfazi, John Mabaso and Frans Kalane Streets as they do not have street lights)
From the above list of targeted areas, some of these street lights were either vandalised or knocked down by vehicles during accidents while some have reached the end of their lifespan. Mogale City also appeals for public support to curb the ongoing vandalism of street lights. The rampant damage, cable theft and vandalism of street lights is derailing ongoing efforts to keep the lights on whilst it further costs the municipality thousands of rands on repairs, replacements and maintenance.
Defective street lights, theft and vandalism of street lights can be reported by calling 011 951 2436, 011 951 2438 or 011 951 2440 between 07h30 and 16h00. Mogale City has a turnaround period of five working days for the complaint to be attended to.