Household electricity penetration in 1994

Midnight_choir_drunk

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There was an interesting article on this topic in Mail and Guardian today. Zuma quotes 34% and 50% at different times. Other research suggests that number applied to 1991, which was before the major Eskom electrification drive. Suggestion is that when ANC took power it was just over 50%.

Did 34% of households have access to electricity in 1994?
Either number is ka plus a k. Easy to supply electricity when hardly anyone has access to it.
 

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Milano

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If the ANC was aware of this, and if the ANC grew electrification, then it was even more reason why the ANC should not have ignored Eskom's 1999 recommendations to build more power stations.
 

TEXTILE GUY

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There was an interesting article on this topic in Mail and Guardian today. Zuma quotes 34% and 50% at different times. Other research suggests that number applied to 1991, which was before the major Eskom electrification drive. Suggestion is that when ANC took power it was just over 50%.

Did 34% of households have access to electricity in 1994?
Was just reading same here

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-05-14-zuma-wrong-on-household-electricity-about-50-of-homes-had-access-in-1994/

Conclusion: Access to electricity in 1994 was likely around 50%. President Zuma claims that 34% of South Africans had access to electricity in 1994. Despite numerous attempts to confirm the source of his claim we did not hear back from his office.
 

ToxicBunny

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Of course you will never hear back from his office..

That moron thumb sucks numbers constantly (even when he can't pronounce them)... they have little to no basis in reality.
 
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