Eskom issues disconnection notices as municipal arrears pile up

Engineering News Online

19 March 2013

State-owned electricity utility Eskom has confirmed that a number of municipalities in the Free State, North West, Mpumalanga and, more recently, Gauteng are facing possible bulk supply disconnections, owing to nonpayment of arrears debt.

Arrears debt of older than 30 days stood at more than R1.17-billion at the beginning of March – the figure excludes the Soweto arrears, which stood at more than R3.3-billion in November last year.  Read more

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