Cable theft continues to take a toll on South Africa’s economy
VAAL TRIANGLE - The Copper Development Association says copper theft has continued to take a toll on South Africa, costing a staggering R46.5-billion annually and disrupting electricity supply. The situation is projected to worsen as the Copper Development Association foresees demand skyrocketing from 25- to 60-million tonnes by 2050. The association’s Evert Swanepoel says the rise in copper theft is also fueled by high demand.
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