Presentation on theme: "COPPER THEFT !. 1 LOSS OF PRODUCTION 2 BREAKDOWNS IN COMMUNICATIONS 3 ENDANGERING TRANSPORTATION."— Presentation transcript:
COPPER THEFT !
1 LOSS OF PRODUCTION 2 BREAKDOWNS IN COMMUNICATIONS 3 ENDANGERING TRANSPORTATION
4 DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT 5 UNSAFE OR DANGEROUS WORKING CONDITIONS 6 LOSS OF REVENUE
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Cable theft costs South Africa billions a year By: Helene Le Roux Helene Le Roux 3rd August 2007 R5-billion a year owing to cable theft that disrupts electricity, telecommunications and rail services. estimated direct cost of cable theft in South Africa is R500-million
Cable theft costs Telkom R3-billion MICHAEL HAMLYN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - Aug 28 2009 13:24 In the past three years Telkom has suffered almost R3- billion in losses because of cable theft, Parliament was told on Friday. The cost of security has risen sharply during the past three years from R127-million in 2006/07 to R231- million last year.
Cable theft disrupts coal exports Jun 05 2009 08:10 Johannesburg - Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), the rail arm of South Africa's logistics firm Transnet, had to cancel a large number of trains carrying export coal due to theft of copper cables, it said on Thursday. The rail firm said the theft of cables was hindering exports in the Ermelo/Ogies region in the northern Mpumalanga province. To replace stolen cables and repair locomotives and wagons that could suffer by the disruption could cost the company "millions of rands", it said without giving a specific amount. - Reuters
Year Material loss incurredReplacement costMitigation-Security Cost 04/05R 16,9 millionR28,2 millionR25,9 million 05/06R 16,0 millionR21,9 millionR18,4 million 06/07R 11,0 millionR27,3 millionR9,7 million 07/08R 10,5 millionR21,5 millionR14,5 million 08/09R 14,8 millionR38,7 millionR18,2 million Year Material loss incurredReplacement costMitigation-Security Cost 04/05R 3,3 millionR 8,4 millionR 86,4 million 05/06R 3,6 millionR 9,0 millionR 86,5 million 06/07R 7,3 millionR 18,4 millionR 76,0 million 07/08R 8,9 millionR 22,2 millionR 91,9 million 08/09R 12,0 millionR30,1 millionR 116,0 million Eskom: Table indicating the annual cost of cable theft from Eskom in each of the past five years: from 2005 - 2009 Transnet: Table indicating annual cost of cable theft from Transnet in each of the past five years: from 2005 - 2009
CABLE THEFT On March 1, 2010 In South Africa South Africa The theft of overhead cables had reached “ unprecedented levels ”, with an average of ten trains cancelled each day as a result of cable theft, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has said. “ The direct replacement cost is more than R42 million every year and the consequential losses, owing to the knock-on effect. runs into many millions more, ” Engineering News reports. “ Cable thefts on 16 February in the Sentrarand complex, on the Natal corridor and the eastern corridor, which includes the export coal line, seriously disrupted traffic between Johannesburg and Durban; the export coal line from Ermelo to Richard ’ s Bay; and Bethlehem to Harrismith.
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Safety problems due to cable theft and lightning in Newcastle MAIN EARTH STOLEN AT LENNOXTON 132KV TO 11KV SUBSTATION
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