The recently occurred unrests in parts of South Africa’s major Metros, have highlighted the basic social and economic infrastructure challenges faced by disadvantaged communities. The looting aftermath in KZN is said to have affected 45 000 businesses, and R16 billion in lost stock and damaged infrastructure.
The results of delayed and inadequate water and power supply have a devastating impact on an economy suffering greatly from unequal service delivery. Unfortunately, about 9% of the South Africa’s population obtain their water from polluted rivers and springs, 41% of municipal water does not generate revenue – while more than 37% of our potable water is wasted through leaking pipes and other infrastructure weaknesses.
There are a number of ways MEB can assist you with the right solution, that will help you to expand on service and improve economic performance.