Switch off street lights

That load-shedding is affecting trade and industry is now well established. I was in Jeffreys Bay for a weekend and many residents have relocated elsewhere where electricity is more readily available.

We know of many streets lamps that remain on all day. A friend noticed a municipal spotlight on throughout the day every day even though the matter had been brought to the attention of the authorities.

Is it not possible for authorities to avoid load-shedding by shutting off street lights instead so that day-to-day industry especially can continue unimpeded? Many a patient is dependent on life-support equipment at home and most such families do not have the luxury of alternative power.

-Rashid Abass, Malabar, Port Elizabeth

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