By Beatrice Marowa
The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) carried out an investigation on fixed installation of wiring cables on the market to assess which cables were compliant.
According to the body, the results showed cables that were compliant were those from South Africa Zimbabwe and Botswana.
“The cables that are compliant and safe for use and will not endanger anyone’s life include Aberdare Cables Pty Ltd (SA), ADC cables Pty Ltd (SA), Alvern Cables Pty Ltd, Norco Cable Pty Ltd, Tulisa Cables Pty Ltd – SA, Tshwane Cables – SA, CAFCA – ZW, Power Engineering Cables (Pty) Ltd – BOTS,” said ZERA.
“The investigation carried out even showed that the above are licensed and have certificates to prove their safety towards the public.”
ZERA said there were certain cables that were non-compliant.
“Non-compliant cables can cause shocks to people, evoke fire and cause damages to the people,” said the regulatory body.
“With that it is not advisable to use any of those non- compliance cables and also the public should be aware of such cables when purchasing them on the market.
“To be safe the ZERA advices the public that they are supposed to purchase cables that have a standard mark certificate such as ZWS/SAZS and SANS.”
ZERA said non-compliant cables that are not suitable for purchasing included Sunlight BLV, Zambezi, ZunCity, BVR, Mak Cab and Clipszim.