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City of Cape Town working to reduce the risk of power outages [SOUND]

# The City of Cape Town says its Winter Readiness trimming work ensures that it minimises the risk of outages caused by trees and branches on city property. Stormy weather usually contributes to an increase in electricity outages caused by trees and branches encroaching on power lines and electricity infrastructure. Mayoral committee member for Energy, Beverley van Reenen, says the trimming work near electricity infrastructure is crucial for the safety and reliability of the city’s supply infrastructure:

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