On Friday morning last week, Stephen Ngakane (55), caretaker at Carryou Ministry's new Vleikop farming facility awoke to discover 16 metres of electricity cable had been stolen and they were without power.
"This is the fifth time in less than a year that the cables have been stolen," says Ngakane. "The thieves switched off the power at the box in the street and then dug up the underground cables."
The theft is inconvenient and costly but it hasn't stopped work on the construction of the tunnels.
"We have rented a generator and work continues," says Stephen. "We have children to feed."