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Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 (Act No. 4 of 2006)

Chapter III : Electricity Licences and Registration

24. Rights over streets


(a) A licensee may do all such things over, in or along roads or streets and associated infrastructure as may be necessary to carry out its licensed activities.
(b) Any activity contemplated in paragraph (a) must be undertaken subject to the right of supervision and in accordance with the plans, routes and specifications of the authority or person in control of that street, except in cases of emergency or where the authority concerned fails or refuses to co-operate with the licensee.


(2) A licensee may only exercise its rights in terms of subsection (1) to the extent necessary to carry out its licensed activities, and must in doing so—
(a) comply with any laws or by-laws that may be applicable;
(b) complete its activities within a reasonable time; and
(c) repair any damage caused or reimburse the person or authority in control of that road or street for any damage caused.


(3) Nothing in this section may be construed as giving a licensee any rights that it does not already have in terms of its licence, or relieving a licensee from any liability in respect of any loss or damage caused by its negligence.


(4) For the purposes of this section "street" includes any square or enclosed public place the control or care of which is vested in any person or authority.


[Section 24, previously section 25,  renumbered by section 16(b) of Act No. 28 of 2007]