New substation for KZN

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pretoria - Today will mark the start of construction of a new Eskom substation in eBomvini, Umzimkulu, KwaZulu-Natal.

The building of the substation is expected to create a number of jobs while, in the long term, improve the quality of lives for the people in the area, through the improvement of electricity supply to the communities.

Among the dignitaries to witness the sod turning ceremony will be Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, provincial and local government representatives.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday Dlamini Zuma handed out IDs to members of the Donnybrooke community in KwaZulu-Natal.

This comes within the context of the department's commitment towards fulfilling its constitutional mandate to ensure all South Africans have IDs which would enable them to register for social services provided by government.

"IDs are also critical to ensure that South Africans will be able to exercise their democratic right to vote in local government elections," the ministry said.

The deployment of mobile offices to render services, the ministry said, helped strengthen, their message that all babies must be registered within 30 days of birth, while encouraging 16 year olds to apply for IDs.

On Monday, the minister engaged with members of the Ngudwini community, also in KwaZulu-Natal in handing over of a community hall and food parcels.