Solar systems light up Zandspruit community



Energy poverty is a thing of the past for over 100 households in the informal settlement of Zandspruit, west of Johannesburg. Schneider Electric South Africa recently provided close to 130 solar systems to light up the lives of community members, and provided training to residents in the installation thereof. In the company’s commitment to ensuring that “Life is On” for everyone, everywhere and at every moment, the company has worked to empower the community through a partnership with Zandspruit Emthonjeni Community Centre since 2014. Emthonjeni – meaning “fountain” – has operated since 2002, doing so without government funding. It is a beacon of hope for residents, offering multiple community services, maintaining and growing food gardens as well as providing meals to those in need.  The relationship with Emthonjeni began four years ago, when the lack of electricity in the area was highlighted in the media.

Contact Jason Ullbricht, Schneider Electric, Tel 011 054-4511, jason.ullbricht@schneider-electric.com

 

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