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Reconnecting electricity, 2005

Theme: Electricity & energy


Call Number: B11.1.3
Identifier: AL3290_B11.1.3
Title: Reconnecting electricity, 2005
Date: January 2005
Subject: Activists;
Anti-Privatisation Forum - APF;
Electricty;
Operation Khanyisa;
Operation Turn On;
Poverty;
Service delivery;
Townships
Description: This is a digital photograph of electricity being reconnected. One of the Anti-Privatisation Forum's (APF's) most successful and popular campaigns was entitled 'Operation Khanyisa ('Operation Turn On'), which the APF alongside its Soweto community affiliates initiated in the early 2000s. In response to massive cut offs of electricity supply to poor households that simply could not afford to pay increasing costs, Operation Khanyisa - undertaken by trained activists - effectively stymied the state's intense efforts to enforce full cost-recovery of one of the most basic needs of life. Included in SAHA virtual exhibition - 'Transition's Child: The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)'
Creator: Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)
Type: Photograph
Format: Access image - jpeg
Source: SAHA collection AL3290
Coverage: Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Rights: Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)
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