power lines

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Power in a particularly literal sense - electricity - can illustrate both interconnection and inequality. The power lines make manufacturing possible. Unlike many places in Africa and even in South Africa, the Modderfontein area that iThemba is in essentially never loses power. The powerlines stretch over the heads of people who may be disrupted by power failures. What does it suggest about the country's priorities that manufacturing areas have reliable power, while many residential areas do not?

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