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Investigation towards the prevention of cable theft from Eskom

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dc.contributor.author Govender, Remone
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-24T06:19:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-24T06:19:43Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1733
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Commerce, Administration and Law in fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Criminology in the Department of Law at the University Of Zululand, 2017. en_US
dc.description.abstract Cable theft could be currently considered as a significant problem, globally. The Eskom statistical figures indicate that cable theft creates a massive problem for service delivery and places a vast amount of pressure on its financial resources. Cable theft is highlighted on various different platforms within Eskom’s business operating units and while efforts for increased security and protection measures are in place, these measures appear to be inadequate to prevent it. This study investigated the extent of cable theft at Eskom and examined what actions Eskom and private security personnel should undertake to prevent it. This study further determined what action steps need be taken by Eskom’s internal security management team, and those responsible for the capturing of all relevant information related to it, in order to prevent any form of cable theft. This research has made four key contributions to the subject: (i) A new Eskom security structure was proposed, (ii) a newly designed Eskom training curriculum framework was designed for all private security personnel working at Eskom facilities, (iii) proposed changes to Eskom’s CURA system were made, and (iv) proposed changes were suggested for Eskom’s internal ENECC cable theft reporting system. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Eskom en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject cable theft --service delivery --security --electricity utilities --Eskom en_US
dc.title Investigation towards the prevention of cable theft from Eskom en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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