Centre faces power cut
THE Epilepsy SA care centre in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, has until the end of the month to pay up or its electricity will be cut off.
The centre, which caters for people with mental illnesses is in arrears of R105,000. So far the centre has only raised R76,820, mostly from businesses around Dullstroom and family members of residents.
The centre's marketing and fundraising head, Riette O'Grady, said: "Annually we spend at least R500,000 on electricity."
O'Grady said the centre had applied for R2.1-million from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund but only received R600,000.
The money is supposed to be used for the Dullstroom and Elandsdoorn centre in Moutse, Limpopo. The one in Dullstroom caters for 65 people, while there are 80 residents in Elandsdoorn.
Epilepsy SA runs care centres and workshops around the country.